After reading your comment, all day it was on the tip of my tongue, "You don't know what you've got til it's gone..." Ah! Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWwUJH70ubM
Life imitates art: now that I've just listened to it again, I see that the added verse turns out to also incorporate the article Nonna posted, "Ten Easy Steps to American Serfdom." http://www.dailypaul.com/262531/ten-easy-steps-to-steps-to-a...
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir