Source of Government Wealth

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” ~ Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) [Claude Frederic Bastiat] French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before — and immediately following — the French Revolution of February 1848. Source: “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat (1850)

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