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.
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