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Quote of the Day- Frederic Bastiat

April 6, 2013

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it”

Frederic Bastiat- Economic sophisms, 2nd series (1848), ch. 1 Physiology of plunder

(“Sophismes économiques”, 2ème série (1848), chap. 1 “Physiologie de la spoliation”)bastiat-612x300

This quote highlights the large and growing difference between legal and moral.



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