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08-10-2012, 05:29 AM
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
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08-10-2012, 07:28 AM
Looking it up took no time, but I still don't know that man.
Apparently an obscure figure known to some conservatives.
Of interest, Buckminster Fuller said some comparable things, calling out the PTB as more or less pirates or brigands on land.
I think you could find Noam Chomsky with some similar quotes as well.
08-10-2012, 07:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Grapenut</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
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Claude Frédéric Bastiat, the famous French classical liberal thorist, economist, and politician. Bastiat is best known for his "The Law", in which he asserts that, <u>if the privileged classes use the government for "legalized plunder", it encourages the lower classes to revolt or use socialist "legalized plunder" and that the correct response to both the socialists and the corporatists is to cease all "legalized plunder"</u>.
Teabaggers always seem to forget the part about plunder by the priviliged class and corporatists and fixate only on the 'plunder' of socialism.
Bastiat is also well known for his "broken window fallacy".
Gayle in MD
08-10-2012, 08:59 AM
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