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Head Start: Another Costly Government Failure

IddiKlu Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:16 PM
This is totally typical for general government actions. Law are put on the books, where the originators are completely unable to foresee and even think of the adverse outcome of them. Nor are they smart enough to strike down these laws when it becomes obvious what huge disasters they bring with them. This law has the same effect as trying to command the marketing place by forcing companies by law to do the nitwit politicians bidding. Communist states have tried that again and again with their 5 year plans, and we laughed. Now we do the same things and act surprised when it doesn't work here either. We don't even learn when we see the results. Of course people that think know, that doing the same thing over and over again,

What’s more realistic: A unicorn, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or a successful government program?

This isn’t a trick question. Even though I’ve presented both theoretical and empirical arguments against government spending, that doesn’t mean every government program is a failure.

I suppose the answer depends on the definition of success.

Government roads do enable me to get from Virginia to Washington every day. And the Post Office usually gets mail from one side of the country to another. By that standard, many government programs and activities yield positive results.

But if the question is whether government achieves anything...

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