(This is a reprint from NewsBred).
Some solutions are worse than problems.
A thief with a
criminal backlog was sentenced to seven years in prison for a $3.99 bag in
Once during the British Raj, so big was the number of cobras in the Capital Delhi that a reward was offered for every one dead cobra. All it did was that people began breeding cobras in bigger numbers for bigger rewards. When a wiser British government woke up to the situation and scrapped the rewards, the cobra-owners released the venomous creatures and the Capital had double of its numbers.
The Odd-Even license plate scheme to reduce air pollution is similarly unlikely to work, for people in cities won't bat an eyelid in buying another car and you would have more four-wheelers on the streets and thus more poison in the air than before.
Quick fixes don't
work and can go horribly wrong. One such mess has been created by Supreme Court
through its appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to govern cricket in
We have a situation where those entrusted with administering the game have no experience of it and that, in turn, are reliant on those who can administer but are better served by a delayed solution.