Bad ideas never seem to die, do they?
Actually, it’s far more accurate to say that ‘ideas never die’, whether good or bad. Sooner or later, some long-forgotten notion turns up, gets repackaged, and marketed anew.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thing under the Sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9
We had a debate about this when Bill Clinton nominated a Nashville doctor for Surgeon General who had done involuntary sterilizations on poor non-white girls.
The kind of program he was involved in was the subject of Senate hearings in the 1970’s with liberals like Ted Kennedy crying foul.