Public policy at its heart is meant to defend and develop the best possible well being of society as a whole.  However, far too often we find policies being implemented that seem to conflict with these goals.  While honest mistakes are part of the human process, it is essential to identify the motives and incentives of policymakers and to challenge the naive expectation that such things do not drive policy decisions.  Intellectual honesty is the basis of understanding the complex relationships between stimuli, behaviour and outcome and thus the foundation for developing the most reliable predictive models.

‚ÄčThe Chicago Economist‚Äč

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