Government giving government a bad name

“A reality has become too obvious for the world’s dazed inhabitants not to notice: The greatest threat to the upward arc of human progress is the collapse of public policymaking. That is the biggest cliff of all,” Daniel Henninger wrote in the Wall Street Journal. He said that “government, for the past 80 years or so, has seen its purpose as mainly to ‘respond’ to society’s failures the moment they occur or whenever they are imagined.” But the problem with governments around the world today, he wrote, “is that its advocates are enacting policies that do damage or don’t work.”