“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”
Milton Friedman, American economist
As fall begins and many Canadians (not to mention Americans) get swept up in election fever, what could be more important than to remember that government is just an abstraction. In the end, government is just the sum total of numerous anonymous decisions, and incremental activities more concerned with damage control than with effectiveness.
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