Williams on Public Policy

quotes economics public policy seen and unseen interventionism

28 Mar 2014

Walter E. Williams on public policy:

One can hardly determine the casualties of war simply by looking at survivors. We must ask what happened to those whom we do not see. Similarly, when evaluating interventionist public policy, we cannot evaluate it simply by looking at its beneficiaries. We must discover its victims. Most often the victims of public policy are invisible. To garner greater public support against government command and control we must somehow find a way to make those victims visible.

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