Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Show Us the Evidence

There is no more reason to expect "drug prevention" programs to prevent drug usage or "public interest" law firms to serve the public interest than to expect that most "profit-making" enterprises will in fact make profits. Whether any of these organizations do or do not live up to their expectations or claims is a question of empirical evidence. Pending the presentation of such evidence, such organizations can be analyzed in terms of what they actually do, not what they hope or claim to achieve.

- Thomas Sowell, Knowledge and Decisions

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