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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: I'm just following the letter of the law


Last updated 7/2/2021 at 9:58am

I just spent a week on a tractor cleaning my corrals and doing some dirt work, which gave my brain far too much time to get lost in philosophical contemplation, and this week my brain settled in to ponder the Law of Unintended Consequences. I know, that sounds intriguing, right?

Most of us are familiar with Murphy’s Law — Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong — but Unintended Consequences is like Murphy’s intellectually deeper and marginally more optimistic cousin. First notably written about by English philosopher John Locke in the late 1600s, Unintended Consequences is a soci...

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