Tag Archives: Frederic Bastiat

When Politicians Promise To Create Jobs, Why Do We Vote For Them?

It seems to us, that the only job an elected politician can create is a government job, one that necessarily requires reducing the funds available in the economy by taxation to pay its wage. The new  job in government has … Continue reading

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If We Don’t Read Frederic Bastiat, Maybe He Will Go Away … (Likewise, Our Wealth)

A little economic masterpiece: “That Which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen” if I recall, was written by Frederic Basiat, a French lawyer and economist, around 1850. Today, we know so much more than he did, that we … Continue reading

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Economic ‘Stimulus,’ Broken Windows And Reality

A French economist made a point of economic misdirection common in his first half of the 19th century and persistent today. Frederic Bastiat in fact, wrote a book titled: “That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen” to … Continue reading

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