Thursday, July 28, 2011

Throwing Money at a Problem

A good reminder that simply throwing money at problem, even with the best of intentions, may have unintended consequences.

From When Capital Is Nowhere in View:
"In a scene early in the show set in this giant city after the earthquake, Bourdain and his crew stop to eat some local food from a vendor. He discusses its ingredients and samples some items. Crowds of hungry people begin to gather. They are doing more than gawking at the camera crews. They are waiting in the hope of getting something to eat."
It, of course, goes down hill from there. I can't help but think there is a lesson in here for the woes of our welfare programs.

Thanks to Slim for the link.

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