Templeton Fellowships

The Independent Institute of California (USA) is sponsoring a fellowship contest based on essays on the topic:

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone. -- Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)

Assuming Bastiat is correct, what ideas or reforms could be developed that would make people better aware that government wants to live at their expense?

Perhaps this topic is quite relevant to the administrative reform movement in Japan.

If you would like to participate (write an essay) I would be happy to help and advise your essay.