In my field, there is a lot to learn and little to do.

Frédéric Bastiat
Section 7 of 7

As a conclusion to this pamphlet, Frédéric Bastiat points out to what he believes is the source of disagreement with his opponents. According to him, they believe that men’s interests are “naturally antagonistic”, which will lead to the concept of class struggle by Karl Marx or, in a less extreme expression, what Arnold Kling describes as the “oppressed/oppressor” way of looking at society by some.

As for Frédéric Bastiat, he believes in the natural harmony of society and, despite acknowledging the fact that there is room for progress, he does not believe that this harmony could be defined and imposed by man. This is what today’s quote encompasses.

Other quotes from Justice and Fraternity:
Section 1 of 7 – Section 2 of 7 – Section 3 of 7 – Section 4 of 7 – Section 5 of 7Section 6 of 7

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