6th Freedom Wekend from dinner on 4th July 2014 to lunch on 6th July 2014 at the Caliceo Hotel in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax.

Private or States services,

, par Patrick de Casanove

"Private or State services" – what to choose ?

For the sixth consecutive year, the ’Cercle Frédéric Bastiat’ is organising its Freedom Weekend. This year the theme is "Private or State services".
The ’Cercle Frédéric Bastiat’ is a cultural association, whose aim is to make known the ideas of Frédéric Bastiat. The Cercle does not take part in politics, although Frédéric Bastiat always fought against "socialism". The definition he gave of it deserves to be known :

"Today’s fancy is to enrich all social classes at the expense of one another ; it is to generalise Spoliation under...

Introduction to the 5th Freedom Weekend

, par Patrick de Casanove

Our first Freedom Weekend was devoted to the economic freedom that gives rise to growth and prosperity. It was based on the Index of Economic Freedom published every year by Heritage Foundation. For this 5th Freedom Weekend, it seemed to me essential to review the situation with regard to economic freedom which has been stagnating at a global level since 2010.

The situation in our country is dramatic. No one can deny it. Many people have a presentiment of final disaster. Those who can are starting to flee.

The analysis drawn up by the Index of Economic Freedom over nearly 20 years...

Registration for the 5th. Freedom Weekend from dinner on 5th July 2013 to lunch on 7th July 2013. At Hotel Caliceo in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes)

"Individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility"

, by Patrick de Casanove

Registration for the 5th. Freedom Weekend
from dinner on 5th July 2013 to lunch on 7th July 2013.
At Hotel Caliceo in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes)

"Individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility"

REPLY FORM to be returned as soon as possible to Cercle Frédéric Bastiat
146 rue des Hauts du Lac, 40440 Ondres

First & FAMILY names……...…………………………………………………...
Postal address……………………………………………………………………..
E-mail address…………………………………………………………………….

Registration for the 5th. Freedom Weekend from dinner on 5th July 2013 to lunch on 7th July 2013. At Hotel Caliceo in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes)

"Individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility"

, by Patrick de Casanove

Registration for the 5th. Freedom Weekend
from dinner on 5th July 2013 to lunch on 7th July 2013.
At Hotel Caliceo in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes)

"Individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility"

REPLY FORM to be returned as soon as possible to Cercle Frédéric Bastiat
146 rue des Hauts du Lac, 40440 Ondres

First & FAMILY names……...…………………………………………………...
Postal address……………………………………………………………………..
E-mail address…………………………………………………………………….

Individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility.

, by Patrick de Casanove

Individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Cercle Frédéric Bastiat is organising its Freedom Weekend. This year’s theme is "individual initiative, risk-taking and responsibility".
"Personality, Freedom, Ownership, - that is Man." writes Bastiat in The Law. The existence of those Natural Rights enabled the fragile human creature to take initiatives, to take risks. He emerged from his primitive situation of precarious survival thanks to his work, his imagination, his courage and thanks to exchange between people. Mankind has progressed from...