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Frédéric Bastiat

(1801 - 1850)

That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen

The difference between a good and a bad economist is whether they take account of the visible effect. A member of the assembly proposes to disband a hundred thousand men, but the assembly maintains...

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The Broken Window

When his careless son broke a pane of glass, every spectator offered him this invariable consolation: "It is an ill wind that blows nobody good." If you break windows to cause money to circulate,...

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