• facepalm-Charlie-Brown
    Unintended consequences
    Posted in: Economics, Foreign Policy, Philosophy

    To avoid “unintended consequences,” Republicans prefer to advance ideas which are manifest bullshit from the get-go. If I can’t rule out that a policy will give different results than the ones I intended, the best policy, they seem to argue, is to pursue nonsensical or even Machievellian goals, hoping to stumble into good results. Take, for example, this circa 2003 Republican policy proposal.