Friday, March 21, 2008

Don't tell me this surprises you...

From "Unintended Consequences", available in this week's Newsweek:

When Congress passed the Patriot Act in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, law-enforcement agencies hailed it as a powerful tool to help track down the confederates of Osama bin Laden. No one expected it would end up helping to snag the likes of 
Eliot Spitzer. The odd connection between the antiterror law and Spitzer's trysts with call girls illustrates how laws enacted for one purpose often end up being used very differently once they're on the books.

CONTROL and KAOS look a lot alike.

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