Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the Perversion of The Law

Mike in Alaska writes in a comment to another post:
I was reading Bastiat's, 'The Law', during lunch today and was struck by a couple of his thoughts that seemed so on target for what's going on right now.

"The law has been perverted through the influence of two very different causes -- bare egotism and false philanthropy."

Wow, that's a bulls-eye right there.

Another Bastiat thought is, "And this is what has taken place. The delusion of the day is to enrich all classes at the expense of each other, it is to generalise plunder under the pretence of organising it."

I can't think of a more apt book to read in this space of time and history this week.

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