… is from pages 113-114 of Stephen Magee’s 2013 article “Lawyers as Spam,” which is chapter 4 in The American Illness (F. H. Buckley, ed., 2013):
Lobby groups in Washington get special-interest legislation passed that transfers wealth away from disorganized voters, taxpayers, and future generations. These transfers dwarf criminal activity in the economy. The problem is that the public purse is a commons that invites a feeding frenzy by organized lobbies. The result is collective irresponsibility manifested by federal budget deficits for 53 out of the past 60 years.