I took an available electronic copy of an English translation of “The Law” (The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. Irvington-on-Hudson, New York) and did a global search and replace changing the word “law” to “policies”. I then scanned the product and adjusted for grammar.
“Policies … have acted in direct opposition to its own purpose”.
It is not uncommon for folks to have a bad event, maybe a problem with a customer complaint or a lost sample. In the process of remediating the problem and then starting a corrective action, there is a moment where someone decides that the laboratory needs a new policy like “samples collected on the week-end shall only be collected by an on-call technologist”. That solved the problem until folks everywhere started seeing an easy way to have samples collected at the laboratories on-call expense. All of a sudden the policy has created a whole new problem which would have been averted if someone had taken a moment before announcing a new policy.