“You compare the nation to a parched piece of land and the tax to a life-giving rain. So be it. But you should also ask yourself where this rain comes from, and whether it is not precisely the tax that draws the moisture from the soil and dries it up. You should also ask yourself further whether the soil receives more of this precious water from the rain than it loses by the evaporation?”
? Frédéric Bastiat
Well, that\’s that then. When Ritchie is out thought by a dead Frenchman I think we can put the matter to rest really.