A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on dependence, independence, and society

The sort of dependence that results from exchange, i.e., from commercial transactions, is a reciprocal dependence. We cannot be dependent upon a foreigner without his being dependent on us. Now, this is what constitutes the very essence of society. To sever natural interrelations is not to make oneself independent, but to isolate oneself completely.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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