Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Government Intervention Run Amuck No. 15: Social Security Disability Insurance

Today's commentary at the American Institute for Economic Research (the only truly unbiased economic research program I know of) gives us another great example of the unintended consequences of government intervention, even if the legislators' intentions were good--or at least innocent--at the inception.

The number of people receiving disability insurance has increased way above what the statistics should be, leading us to conclude that:

When you put out the bird feeder, the birdies will come.

[Thanks to Ladybuggiftstore.com for the photo.]

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