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Well, at least is was “only” a few million dollars.

More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report.

That is not the howler. Indeed, I am surprised by how little ended up in the hands of dead people. The howler is the implied idea that with a little better monitoring and a little better communication and computing power, the planners in DC could ever get this right.

3 Responses to “The Knowledge Problem from Beyond the Grave”

  1. Harry says:

    Wintercow nails it again!

  2. Speedmaster says:

    And we’re supposed to believe that they’ll get healthcare right, which is orders of magnitude larger?

  3. Michael says:

    It looks like the politicians are buying fewer votes than normal.

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