Good intentions pave the road to hellacious policies

(Centennial Fellow) Good intentions will get you if you don’t watch out. That’s true of the invasion of the body scanners, of minimum wage laws, of some welfare programs and—please don’t forget it—a supposedly altruistic push by federal agencies and politicians to put low–income families in their own homes. Again and again, the government throws us lifesavers that aren’t lifesavers at all, but weighty, entangling devices that ensnare us, sink us, drown us.