Is social engineering by governments good for a country or bad for a country.
This issue is about social engineering and the impact it has on countries productivity, and quality of life. Let me define social engineering as an act by a governmental body that forces one view or another on the general public. Let me use Political Correctness as an example. Some things should not be said in the work environment simply because they cause strife or show a disregard for others. Do we control that through rule of law or by through education of people?
No matter how hard we try to believe it all people are not equal in all things. Some are more talented and push themselves harder to reach a goal. Should we be forced to allow the most unmotivated and least skilled athletes compete in the Olympics by rule of law? An example might be a law require that a non swimmer be allowed to only do the run and the bike ride in a triathaelon and require that they get first place if they come in with the shortest time? That also is social engineering.
I know the examples are silly but they make the point of discussion. Is it good to social engineer or bad, or maybe it depends. Should governments be making laws so certain people do not feel bad about themselves?