Tuesday, January 12, 2010
- Hey Lady, Today She's a My Birthday Too!
One of my favorite episodes of I love Lucy was the one where she was in Rome, separated from little Ricky on his birthday. A local urchin, making the most of her mood, declared that it was his birthday too, and got a new pair of shoes for his trouble. A few minutes later he shows up at her hotel room in his new wingtips with about 30 other barefoot children declaring that it's "all of their birthday's too".
Something about that exchange has always reminded me of how government works. People always respond to the poorly thought out government incentives, and this one is no different.
In fact I predict that if this all works out, the fastest growing religious sect in America over the next few years will become "The Amish".