Sci-Fi Bastiat

I recently saw the sci-fi flick The Fifth Element for the first time in a long time and was reminded of its apt demonstration of Bastiat’s Broken Window Fallacy.   You could say Zorg, one of the villains, is a bad guy in more ways than one:   He’s the evil puppet of the larger antagonist as well as a philosopher à la Paul Krugman.

On a non-political/economic note, this movie actually is pretty good.  It’s really weird, but still fun to watch.

Anyway, here it is:

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