Last month Boyes blogged on the content of the Health Care bill and speculated on unforeseen and unintended consequences.
Mario Rizzo channels Bob Higgs in a March 31 analysis in which he elaborates:
Clearly, there are strong political incentives that favor big and complex laws with long-haul effects—the bigger, the less transparent, the longer term, the better. These perverse political incentives are a greater danger to the future of the Republic than a single law, even the monstrous new medical entitlement. Any complicated issue has the potential for a gargantuan bill, with all the opportunities that offers for political spectacle and trading. Everything-and-the-kitchen-sink legislation will always attract politicians.
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