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Thursday, 3 July 2008

BOM - my comment posted today.

The old law of unintended consequences eh?

They may be unintended, but what will happen is often predictable. With some basic human psychology, systems analysis or behavioural economics much of what has gone wrong with govt changes was predicted and ignored.

Wilful denial by centralising command-and-control ministers in the face of real hard evidence that their methods are wrong is the major reason why we pay so much tax and get so little service for it in return.

Much worse, our taxes are used to imprison the poor in a benefits trap, while providing lots of low paid jobs to people to administer it. They are clients of Nulabour, just as much as the unemployed are.

Have a read of John Seddon's "System Thinking In Public Services" for lots of well-documented examples.


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