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When Government Offers to Help, It Often Makes a Mess

goldilocks Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 1:45 PM
hagd
RepubRob2 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 2:08 PM
Are you perhaps testing the proper mechanical function of a new keyboard, agitator, or does this stand for something that we;re supposed to understand?
geotay Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 2:41 PM
RepubRob2 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 3:03 PM
Thanks, geotay. I figured it out later. But I just wondered why agitator couldn't have spelled it out, inasmuch as he seems to love typing as many useless words as possible.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:55 PM
thanks. i thought everyone knew what hagd was.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:56 PM
There's a natural human impulse to help people who need a hand. In the political world, that often translates to an impulse to have government help people who need a hand. Who wants to argue with that?

But experience tells us that it's not always easy to help. Individuals' good intentions go awry. Government programs sometimes produce unintended consequences that make things worse for the intended beneficiaries.

Consider what could be called the three H's: health care, housing and higher education.

Over the last generation and more, government has stepped in to help ordinary individuals and those with special problems on...