Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Unintended Consequences Indeed

Sykes' hot read of the day is an excerpt from the authors of Freakonomics. Not a good omen there. The piece is a long, tortuous, circular path of reasoning in an attempt to make the American Disability Act look like it's bad for people with disabilities, or that the Endangered Species Act actually endangers animals it's meant to protect. The point was some anti-government, be aware of good intentions or something like that.

I was going to do a post about how it is the greed of people that caused these results and not the laws as he was trying to infer.

Then I thought about Bush's economics packages that was meant to stimulate the economy, but hurt it and hurt it bad. Then I remembered Bush's war on terrrorism, that actually increased terrorism.

Then I realized, I've got nothing. Sykes unintentionally got one right.