Answer Me This…

by Don Boudreaux on April 9, 2020

in Current Affairs, Health, Seen and Unseen

… how much more effective would the washing of hands be in America if government had never foisted on us those monuments to absurdity, low-flow faucets?

This point seems, and is, quite minor in the grand scheme. But a multitude of minor things add up to major outcomes.

I just washed my hands using a low-flow faucet. Not only, of course, was some of my precious time wasted, the maximum flow of water itself, being artificially weak, was surely less effective than would have been a stronger flow at cleansing my hands of any pathogens that were on them.

If I had a series at Cafe Hayek titled “Made Grimier by Government,” this post would be an entry there.


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