Cercle Frédéric Bastiat

2016-08-18 19:15:43

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...



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...



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,

, by 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 the...