Monday, January 09, 2006
ah, sweet Bastiat
Since this blog is named after and devoted to Bastiat, I thought it would be appropriate to start with Bastiat basics. First, he was a loud supporter of free trade, both within and between nations. Second, he lived in a tough time, considering his beliefs. The people of 1840's France, where he did the bulk of his writing, did not receive his ideas well. He was not appropriately recognized as a genius until he was long gone. Which brings me to my next point. He died of TB early in life, and I feel an obligation to spread his ideas because he wasn't given sufficient time to do so himself. So thanks, Chris, for starting this blog. Long live Bastiat!