Federic Bastiat and Liberty

A nice post on economic liberty.

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Federic Bastiat once wrote that “At whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty.” While in theory this is what people all over the world want, it is not necessarily true. In the most current dictionary the definition of liberty is as follows: the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views.  If everything were actually solved by absolute freedom we would be living in anarchy. I am not a socialist or a communist, my views are that free trade and especially Americans rights to freedom are the way to go. However, I cannot say that the answer to all the problems in the US can be solved with liberty.

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