Hypocrisy Is Baked Into The Policy Process

Hypocrisy Is Baked Into The Policy Process By Veronique de Rugy I have written in the past about the profound inconsistencies that exist in government. For instance, Congress routinely passes legislation that works against the consequences of existing statutes. A good example is the nest of legislation regulating agriculture. It includes provisions that increase the price of food (e.g., the sugar program) and others that lower the price of food for some buyers (e.g., food stamps). Also, inconsistency exists between the actual effects of many programs and the stated purposes…

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