Cercle Frédéric Bastiat

2016-08-28 05:08:52

Why this 7th Freedom Weekend

7th Freedom Weekend from 23rd to 26th September 2016 France, how to get out of State control to get out of the deadlock: the libertarian solution. "What is seen and what is unseen"

, by Patrick de Casanove

The purpose of the Cercle is to make people acquainted with Frédéric Bastiat, a French economist of the 19th century.
Its aim is to diffuse his philosophy of freedom, of initiative and of individual responsibility, face to the State, that "great fiction by means of which everyone strives to live at the expense of everyone else". Frédéric Bastiat promotes free trade and economic freedom, and defends the universal Natural Rights of the individual, which are Property, Freedom and Personality. Legal spoliation is what prevents the exercise of those Rights.

"That is what happened. The...



Programme of the 7th Freedom Weekend

From 23rd September 2016 at 6 pm to 25th September 2016 at luncheon. Hotel Sourcéo in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes)

, by Patrick de Casanove

With the collaboration of:
(in alphabetical order)
L’ALEPS, l’ASAF, Contribuables associés, the Coppet Institute, l’iFRAP, l’IREF, SFL

Programme of the 7th Freedom Weekend

From 23rd September 2016 at 6 pm to 25th September 2016 at luncheon.
Hotel Sourcéo in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes)

France, how to get out of State control to get out of the deadlock:
the libertarian solution.
"What is seen and what is unseen"

Welcome on Friday 23rd September from 2 pm onwards.

Book fair from Friday 2 pm to Sunday midday.

The Sourcéo’s balneotherapy will be available throughout the congress at a...



2017 : Freedom at last?

7th Freedom Weekend, From 23rd September 2016 at 6 pm to 25th September 2016 at luncheon.

, by Patrick de Casanove

2017 : Freedom at last?

Everyone will have noticed the question mark at the end of the title. I should have liked to put an exclamation mark instead. Unfortunately, it will probably not be the case. Everything leads one to believe that the next presidential elections in France will be yet another step along "the road to serfdom". State control still has a bright future.

This Freedom Weekend is a homage to Jacques de Guenin, founder of the Cercle Frédéric Bastiat, who fought for Freedom all his life. In 2012, all libertarians were dismayed that no one had borne the banner of Freedom...



Tribute to Jacques de Guenin

, by David Hart

By David M. Hart (Oct. 25, 2015).

I first met Jacques when he visited Liberty Fund in 2004 to discuss the translation project we had undertaken as a result of his inspiration and under his editorial leadership. I met a charming, soft-spoken man who was obviously dedicated to Bastiat, to the principle of individual liberty, and to the translation project. And his love of Bastiat rubbed off onto us.

I’m not sure when Jacques first came across the work of Frédéric Bastiat but I think it was in the late 1980s after he had retired and had more time on his hands for other activities. He came...



Programme of the 6th Freedom Weekend

from dinner on 4th July 2014 to luncheon on 6th July at the Caliceo hotel in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax.

, by Patrick de Casanove

with the collaboration of
Contribuables Associés, Liberté Chérie, l’Institut Coppet, l’iFRAP,
Alternative Libérale

Programme of the 6th Freedom Weekend
from dinner on 4th July 2014 to luncheon on 6th July
at the Caliceo hotel in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax.

"Private or State Services"

Welcome on Friday 4th July from 2 p.m.

Bookstall from Friday 2 p.m. to Sunday midday.

Friday 4th July, evening:

Welcome cocktail at 7.30 p.m.
Dinner-debate:
Introduction and presentation of the Weekend at 8.15 p.m. by Patrick de Casanove
Dinner debate "Free choice or constraint" by Damien Theillier, Institut...