“Si unus non perdit, alter non acquirit.” If one does not lose, another does not acquire. Or, it is impossible for one to gain unless another loses. St. Augustine’s 5th century statement and sentiment is still, unfortunately, believed by many today. The reality is the opposite. The economy can grow; it is not a zero sum game. From Yale lecture entitled Thomas Malthus and Inevitable Poverty. Professor used Gapminder to illustrate key points. Very effective. See the Gapminder graph on the wealth and health of nations over 200 years.