Good policy comes from knowledge

Tyler Cowen nails it:

it’s not about blame one way or the other.  It’s about the desire to have a fuller and better model, with richer causal chains, and to see through all the variations to a deeper level.

In addition, based on those causal chains, have a good idea of how the system will react due to a specific policy change. That is the only way policy implementations will be actually solve social problems, instead of distorting the system further.

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