That Which Is Not Seen takes its name from nineteenth-century economist Frederic Bastiat’s famous essay That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen.  The reference is to the fact that nearly every politician in any position of authority looks only at the immediate result of any proposed policy, not at the consequences of that action. It is the consequences that are not immediately visible that are most important in evaluating the merits of any policy recommendation. This blog exists to comment on short-sighted happenings in politics and economics.


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