Sunday, August 10, 2008

Iron Law, another version

In the comments on Tom Maguire's coverage of a NY Times article on Section 8 housing and its effects on neighborhoods, Megaera mentions "The Iron Law of Bureaucracy in action (also known as Lady MacBeth's Rule): What's done cannot be undone."

So now we have two Iron Laws, Jerry Pournelle's and this one.

Hmm. Megaera, Meg; that name seems to ring a bell. I should give Hunter Hawk a call, one of these days.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Just wanted to show you this wonderful collection of clear-headed letters along with a nice article that was in the Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/opinion/l16judson.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

gave me a little peace of mind :)