An in-depth look at something best not to think about
This reminds me that the greatest con the USA ever pulled was the "trade deficit". We convinced other countries to send us cars, computers, etc., in exchange for small green pieces of paper (and now just bits in a computer) and made it seem like they were taking advantage of us: "Oh, no! We have a trade deficit with Japan! We have a trade deficit with China! They've been taking our paper and bits while sending us nothing in return but these manufactured items."
*holds up sign saying "HELP!"*