France has again shot itself in the foot by electing a socialist president in Francois Hollande. This French conservative cartoon tells the story. It reads: "The catastrophe was announced 3,000 years ago. The Mayans were right!" The Mayan reference is to the ancient Mayan calendar which foretold the end of the world in 2012.
Yes, people are basically greedy and lazy...they want what others produce. They want free stuff. They are always in search of economic perpetual motion, in which lots of goodies flow from the destruction of the goodie-makers, productivity is punished and sloth rewarded. They never seem to learn: If you want more you must produce more. That would, however, require work.