Good Intentions Gone Awry
Published: March 19, 2020
In politics, reforms intended to serve the public interest often end up benefitting private interests instead. When reformers create new regulations, they create opportunities that special interests can exploit to accumulate money and power. As long as we believe that the way to solve our problems is to permanently give the government more power, it will continue to grow.
- What are some examples of special interests benefiting from government reforms?
- What government programs look different from how they did when they were initially created?