Great Frenchmen

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

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