This poem, written some 200 years ago, seems to describe the state of the world even today, especially when we see the commons (ie public land, hills, forests, rivers, coastal waters, islands and other public property that belongs to everyone) being sold for a pittance, privatised, stolen or seized with impunity:
The law locks up the hapless felon
who steals the goose from off the common,
but lets the greater felon loose
who steals the common from the goose.
- – Anonymous, “The Goose and the Commons”, Tickler Magazine, 1 February 1821
It is from a 17th Century protest against English enclosure law. Think about it.