Good intentions revisited (DDT)

The Law of Unintended Consequences comes back again and again. The cautionary take that spurred the environmentalist movement proved to be a bitter seed for some people. I wonder if Mrs. Carson thinks of the millions she has on her consciousness, or the birds and the trees that never were harmed. This is an instance where hysteria was made into law (by way of the Precautionary Principle) and all too often people end up dead because of it. There are errors of action and errors of inaction; just because a fact seems imminent, does not mean “scientific consensus” should be forced into being. Because sometimes action is more harmful than inaction, and in case of the state, almost always is.

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