I, Cheeseburger

First, they came for the pencils, and I did not listen because I use pens.

Then, they came for the toasters, and I ignored them because dry bread always scratches the roof of my mouth and I don't like to eat it.

Now, they're here for the cheeseburgers, and I think I'm finally starting to get the picture: the allocation of scarce resources with alternative uses is really, really difficult to manage without the spontaneous order and wisdom found in the free (though often tacit or altogether unseen) cooperation of thousands and thousands of people.

No one person, no cartel of exceedingly smart people, no government (even of, by, and for the people), can replace or improve upon the choreography and creativity of the people.