Bastiat’s Broken Window Fallacy

Frederic Bastiat’s broken window fallacy explains why high taxes, subsidies, tariffs and “stimulus” programs have made our economy worse. Advocates of these government programs only focus on what can be visibly seen while ignoring the unintended consequences. The “stimulus” may create some public works jobs but it does so at the expense of taxpayers. These taxpayers would have spent their money on goods and services that they value which also creates jobs. Unfortunately, these jobs will never be created since the government takes away money from taxpayers to finance flawed “stimulus” programs. Please watch the excellent video below that clearly explains Bastiat’s broken window fallacy.