Thursday, February 14, 2008

Unintended Consequences...

Yesterday I discussed the unintended consequences of making it difficult for firms to fire workers: increased unemployment, especially among youth. There are many other examples of unintended consequences as well- see the links below for examples:

Policies to reduce global warming may in fact cause global warming

Increased rights for people with disabilities hurt people with disabilities; and laws to protect the environment hurt the environment.

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