A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.This principle--which has become known as Gall's Law--has been cited as being able to predict the fact that the government--despite spending something like a billion tax dollars on software contracts and in-house work to implement the Obamacare website--ended up with a non-functioning disaster.
Of course like most short "laws" there's a wide variation in outcomes and a lot of interpretation in the phrase "have to start over with a working simple system." I suspect Democrats and "progressives" would yell that they did NOT start over with a working simple system, and that in fact the healthcare website works just superbly well, thank you. Uh-huh.
From time to time I find myself hating all those lying bastards. But the great thinkers tell me it's not healthy so I have a couple of drinks and check the batteries in my night-vision scopes.