Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another "who could have seen THAT coming?"

The Law of Unintended Consequences rears its head again...
Some experts who study the issue blame the government for the quality problems, saying an intensive federal push to lower the price essentially backfired by encouraging manufacturers to use cheap components.
The government, which will begin enforcing tighter specifications this year, says it must seek a balance between quality and affordability to achieve its goal of getting millions of additional consumers to install the bulbs.

But don't let that diminish your faith in the inevitable success of a Washington-based command economy...

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