Government actions, scandals, and programs that involve incompetence on the part of the government.
Incompetence is defined in this context as creating unwanted side effects and blowback and/or failing to accomplish the intended effect in a way that could have been easily avoided or accomplished with the knowledge that they had at the time. Thus this category should be distinct from activities or outcomes that were caused by unpreventable helplessness (like Reconstruction or the 1929 stock market crash) or intentional maliciousness, corruption, or apathy. Thus Jimmy Carter's unwitting push towards deregulation would be a candidate for this category, but the late 70's oil shortages would not.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Pages in category "Government incompetence"
The following 103 pages are in this category, out of 103 total.