Before Promising To Solve the World’s Big Problems, Politicians Should Aim To Fix Potholes

Source: Reason
by Steven Greenhut

“Upon election to office, politicians come to believe that they have the wherewithal to solve the world’s toughest problems. They usually mishandle the nuts-and-bolts chores they’re charged with addressing, yet dream of altering the Earth’s climate and eliminating enduring human conditions such as inequality and poverty. … The latest example of such governmental hubris comes from the county of Los Angeles which, you know, can’t even put an end to alleged gangs among the ranks of its own highly paid deputy sheriffs nor figure out how to run its child-protective services agency in a competent and humane manner. Now county officials want to ‘solve’ the crisis of loneliness.” (01/07/22)

https://reason.com/2022/01/07/before-promising-to-solve-the-worlds-big-problems-politicians-should-aim-to-fix-potholes/