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Comment by ggg on The Importance of Goodhart's Law · 2010-03-14T09:30:27.400Z · score: 9 (9 votes) · LW · GW

Similarly, Ceauşescu supposedly managed to clear Romania's national debt, but, in doing so, impoverished the people and crushed their spirit. The socio-cultural damage he did to the country cannot be overstated. (btw I'm half-Romanian and lived there during his reign).