The Founders of the Constitution understood that a Government naturally becomes more and more pervasive and invasive, unless tightly tethered down. Once loosed, the system builds steadily with an ever-increasing reach and an appetite for more money and control. However, note that the word Government or an entity called Government, is really individuals (and groups of individuals) who have figured out how pass laws which take your money, and give it to others. It is equally about power over people. If you don't like the way someone behaves or believes, pass a law or a tax which tries to change behavior or punish certain activity. It may be in the name of welfare, or infrastructure or common good, but the game is on and people are playing the game for keeps. The Government and those who benefit from the spoils of system become the bully taking your lunch money. Those who question the fairness or providence of the system are labeled as uncaring, insensitive, racists, radicals, malcontents, or traitors. The more this system consumes, the more others are drawn into the feeding and control frenzy. "What a Fine Mess" explains basic economic principles and provides a quick read to bring you up to speed. Easy to understand and entertaining to read, the economic comic will arm you with reason and rationale to fight the oncoming blitz of marauders. Originally published in 2010 - this book has be re-released because it is a must for understanding the current predicament of the United States.