A lot of the problems in our society are Government created problems. And in the attempt to fix said problems, more problems are created.
Studies are the same way. The Government finds any reason to spend your tax dollars because it ensures that their job has a purpose.
Check out this ABC report on "This is not a joke: Government issues study of a study about studies".
The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determine how much it cost to produce all those studies.
Now the Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Pentagon’s study and concluded in a report this week that it’s a flop.
The study of a study of studies began in 2010 when Defense Secretary Robert Gates complained that his department was “awash in taskings for reports and studies.” He wanted to know how much they cost.
Two years later, the Pentagon review is still continuing, which prompted Congress to ask the GAO to look over the Pentagon’s shoulder. What they found lacked military precision.
The GAO found only nine studies that had been scrutinized by the Pentagon review, but the military was unable to “readily retrieve documentation” for six of the reports.
Government is too big.