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June 4, 2020

Tag: brother-in-law effect

Marty: The brother-in-law effect

The most frequently asked question I get about government is this – if we’re so broke that we can’t afford essential services, why are so few people concerned about the money we waste due to bad decisions or excess spending? I always give the same answer - it’s the brother-in-law effect. I’m going to explain the brother-in-law effect, then you can retain this column and the next time we err and no one cares, just take it out and read it.