Gulliver's Travels

laputa - money spent by prejectors to cure the country's problems

The people of Laputa are a satire on the enormous amounts of time and money spent by projectors to cure the country's social problems.

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The Laputians are extremely intelligent people with very little common sense. They spend an inordinate amount of time tending to nonsense, all while ignoring necessities. Projectors prosper at the expense of the social problems that continue to worsen. It's like spending millions to fix perfect roads while people are starving......