Monday, November 23, 2009

A key when evaluating proposed changes

From Dan Galvin's Thought For The Day mailing list:

"... it is not enough to show that a situation is bad; it is also necessary to be reasonably certain that the problem has been properly described, fairly certain that the proposed remedy will improve it, and virtually certain that it will not make it worse."

-Robert Conquest
(As quoted in Basic Economics, A Citizen's Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell)

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