Case in point is this article on how corn production to produce ethanol (to save the planet, you know) is causing people to starve.
Update: I had barely posted when I saw this article about Mayor Bloomberg wanting to cut prescription pain killers for poor people. Bloomberg has announced new restrictions on the dispensing of prescription pain killers at New York City public hospitals. From the article:
But some critics said that poor and uninsured patients sometimes used the emergency room as their primary source of medical care. The restrictions, they said, could deprive doctors in the public hospital system — whose mission it is to treat poor people — of the flexibility that they need to respond to patients.
“Here is my problem with legislative medicine,” said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians and senior vice chairman of emergency medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Eastern Pennsylvania. “It prevents me from being a professional and using my judgment.”