This site is not devoted to Frederic Bastiat per se, nor is it affiliated with the very respectable and informative Bastiat Institute or any other institution of political advocacy that may bear his name. I am not dogmatically devoted to the man, and I am certain that if he were alive today, we would disagree on more than a few things. I am not attempting to recreate his style of argument, nor do I seek to paint myself in his image. I was simply inspired by Bastiat's skill in distilling complex societal behaviors into sound, easily understood parables in an effort to shine a light upon the world. For this reason I have named my humble flame after him.