Tagged: bastiat


Bastiat and Stimulus

Matt Yglesias has a smart post up on Frederic Bastiat’s “What is Seen and What is Not Seen” essay, noting that ” the correct way to understand it is as precisely laying down the theoretical...


Wealth and moral character

Jonah Goldberg makes some very good points about human welfare and markets: I’m no unmitigated fan of Wal-Mart, but it can’t be denied that Wal-Mart—and stores like it—have improved the lives of a lot...


Evil Rorty, loan sharks, and Bastiat’s Broken Window

Mike Konczal (aka Rortybomb) has a really fascinating thought experiment over at his blog wherein, a la Star Trek (and later Southpark) he transforms into “Evil Rorty” in order to make a point about the...