We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
Carlos Fuentes: 'Artemio Cruz'
I finally read Carlos Fuentes' famous analysis (1st published in 1962) of how injustice and corruption got institutionalized in Mexico after the revolution. If you read Spanish, and don't yet know this book, you may be interested in my commentary on La muerte de Artemio Cruz.