Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Excellent analysis. I don't always agree with Matthew Yglesias, but this is spot on.

I think part of the reason why is that, in order to earn "trust", people have to: 1) trust that you are trying to do the right thing 2) trust that you are competent to do the right thing

A lot of the complexity of modern government programs, regardless of whether or not they achieve (1), are more or less guaranteed to fail at (2), for all the same reasons that complexity is a problem in software or anything else.

Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact