Here’s what Wikipedia contributors have to say about unintended consequences.

What do rent control, minimum wage, and anti-price-gouging laws have in common with Christmas gift-giving, besides good intentions?

Drug companies lobby the FDA, the CDC, and the health departments, and advertise to doctors so you won’t get this from them. This entrepreneur answers directly to consumers. Which source is more trustworthy?

What did former economics editor of Fortune Magazine Rob Norton write about unintended consequences, in The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics?

What have Wikipedia contributors written about the concept of blowback?

What author Chalmers Johnson wrote after 9/11, in The Nation, about blowback.






















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Sometimes federal officials have been known to take sides in issues before the voters, even using public funds to try and to sway them.

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