Originally Posted by Michael Allen
Oh yeah things have changed. There is a primary school here in Melbourne that just recently banned contact between students. No hugging no high fives and no playing tag.
Wow, this way primary school in Afghanistan is more fun...
Trying to exclude risk is utopia.
But people demand it: they are afraid of risk.
The government wants it, because people want and because it's easy politics. Instead of dealing with real problems they can micromanage schoolyards and get applauded.
I guess in the US the large financial claims are also a reason for a lot of laws.
In The Netherlands we see similair things (but not the big claims).
Every incident gets seized (?spelling?) by politicials to express their sympathy, to yell it's an outrage that it could happen and to promise to handle the problem with new laws. This way they looks really 'hands-on' and prepared to do what's needed, but in the meantime the important decisions are being postponed for decades.