Thursday, 3 May 2018

QotD: On the Fallacy of Good Intentions


“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results.”
~ Milton Friedman, from 'Milton Friedman and the Fallacy of Good Intentions'
If there is any lesson in the history of ideas, it is that good intentions tell you nothing about the actual consequences. But intellectuals who generate ideas don’t have to pay the consequences."
~ Thomas Sowell, from his article 'Good intentions, bad results and intellectuals'
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