To clean one’s plate so as not to waste food; or to leave a few morsels as testament to our excess.
Not a dialectic but a dial that can be turned/tuned to many viewpoints. There is almost no viewpoint that can’t be turned one-hundred and eighty degrees and argued with equal vigor and result from its opposite side. But it’s probably truer to say, though certain binary concepts and themes are often convenient, that every argument is but a point on a dial where the needle can be turned to register its value.
Tax money comes into the government and gets distributed and paid out almost as fast as it was collected, and tax dollars spent go directly into the private sector, to the benefit of those who own businesses or who invest in businesses.
As bad as we are to one another as fellow human inhabitants of this world and the more we degrade the planet that sustains us, the more we believe, if our movies are any gauge, that aliens want to take it all from us. To echo the old comic’s gag line “Take my earth, please.”
No economic or political system yet devised has been able to transcend the common abuses caused by human avarice and self-interest. The one moving part you can count on to fail is the human being.