"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget the state wants to live at the expense of everyone." - Frederic Bastiat (1801 - 1850).My student Brad Taylor won the student division of last year's contest; I strongly encourage folks who did well in my public choice classes to enter the contest.
Assuming Bastiat is correct, what ideas or reforms could be developed that would make people better aware that government wants to live at their expense?
Monday, 7 December 2009
My paper inbox today has the announcement of the 2010 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest. This year's topic: