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Head Start: Another Costly Government Failure

Persnickety19 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:19 PM
I worked as an accountant for a Head Start program for 15 years - yep, waste of $$$. Just a free baby-sitting program for welfare moms.

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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