by David on June 23, 2007
- Frédéric Bastiat 1801-185
- Political economist, libertarian, author of the highly amusing and instructive Candlemakers’ Petition.
Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else
- The Marquis de Condorcet 1743-1794
- Originator of Condorcet’s paradox of voting, demonstrating the non-transitivity of voting preferences. Related to Arrow’s impossibility theorem demonstrating the impossibility of a fair voting system