The always clever Robert Higgs uses parallels to describe the destructive nature of the political economy:
The federal budget is to a tolerable government
as the Palace of Versailles is to a two-car garage.
The Code of Federal Regulations is to the rule of law
as a trainload of cyanide is to a nutritious diet.
A member of Congress is to the preservation of our liberties
as a member of the Mafia is to the propagation of Christianity.
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