Friday, June 30, 2017
Not to be outdone by P. J. O'Rourke, libertarian Mark Perry also genuflects toward the hypocritical French today
Namely toward Frederic Bastiat, here, who wrote against "legal plunder", never once mentioning that the estate off of which Bastiat derived his living had been stolen from the aristocracy during the French Revolution.
Mark Perry is not just a one-off, either. Bastiat is a hero to libertarians generally. For example, to Rep. Justin Amash, who not coincidentally owes his fortune to the family business in tools, which are manufactured in China, not the united States.
Protestations against legal plunder, my foot.