The State is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
~ Frédéric Bastiat
That is working out quite well right now, isn't it?
If we persist in thinking along these lines, just where will this path lead us?
I've been learning more about Bastiat recently. Looking at the unseen is something important which everyone, especially economics, should consider.
Bastiat is one of my favorite economists. For those interested check out "Economics in One Lesson" by Hazlitt. I believe it's online for free.