“Modern civilization will not perish unless it does so by its own act of self-destruction. No external enemy can destroy it.”– Ludwig von Mises
Frederec Bastiat‘s “That Is Which Is Seen and That Which is Unseen” contains what we call ‘The Parable of the Broken Window”. Today we may also refer to the message as a law of unintended consequences.
We are each acting beings that react to our surroundings every moment and at every change in events. Destroying private property is not an advancement of society.
Thank you, Joshua Zadar, for the link.