welsh: WELL SAID!! I personally think it's important to always keep in mind that the state is not some magical entity but simply a group of people. As are companies. It is always important to remember who is making the decisions and that those folks are in fact people, just like you and me, and as people can be flawed. It is also important to note the difference between actions and intentions. For example, there are politicians which endorse trickle down economics because they think it results in more even wealth distribution. There are others who support it because they just want more money. On the flipside there are politicians who support numerous social programs because they think it results in more even wealth distribution, while others simply see it as a way to buy votes. Sometimes there is a mixture of both in each circumstance. It's important to always assume the possibility of corruption while not assuming that corruption is absolute (that all politicians are corrupt). i.e. never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity. Or in this case, sometimes simple miscalculation.