The Righteousness Fallacy

Thoughts on a Free
Market Economy…

“The
Righteousness Fallacy”

By
Phyllis Hunsinger

February
1, 2019

Dr. Bo
Bennett described the Righteous Fallacy, also known as the fallacy of good
intentions, as the idea that one is correct because their intentions are pure.

Throughout history this fallacy of good intentions may be observed, but nowhere is this fallacy demonstrated more succinctly than the 1965 War on Poverty.  As evidenced by data, not only did this infamous government program not end poverty, it exacerbated the problems associated with poverty.  The policy of single mothers receiving monetary assistance which …

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