Like civil servants setting dole policy?
I wonder if there's a good comparison to be made between patent lawyers setting patent policy and unemployment assistance policy being set by the people who work in the office there.
- Giving unemployment assistance to everyone is vital for innovation. Even people who work or are retired should be eligible.
More people on the dole means more work for the people in the office. That's all.
(There advice would be valuable for streamlining the process, making it faster, simpler, cheaper, but they shouldn't decide the criteria for eligibility.) Ciaran 04:53, 30 May 2012 (EDT)