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Every government dollar wasted on a poor programme is a dollar that a working person doesn’t have to spend on groceries, health care and education. It is also a dollar that the Government does not have available to spend on its policy priorities.

Making a few substitutions:

Every personal dollar wasted on poor choices is a dollar that the government doesn’t have to spend on the economy, health care and education. It is also a dollar that the person does not have available to spend on their own priorities.

Both of these are pretty much tautologies, advi... (read more)

Rationality Quotes Thread June 2015

by Gondolinian 1 min read31st May 2015134 comments

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Another month, another rationality quotes thread. The rules are:

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