But no fear - I'm sure that the Department of Homeland Security will figure out some other way to spend billions of government dollars to keep out illegal immigrants who don't cost the U.S. very much in the first place. Just like with the virtual fence, I expect a treatment that (in economic terms, anyway) is probably worse than the disease.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Cost-Benefit Analysis in Government Works Sometimes: "Department of Homeland Security cancels virtual border fence"
The folks over at the Department of Homeland Security might just be getting a little bit smarter. Via Politico, we learn that occasionally, the U.S. government can stop wasting money on an utterly doomed, ill-conceived, and mostly useless project: the virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border: