Tim notes a common problem:
… It’s an error to use evidence that a problem is being solved as an argument that there’s a problem requiring solving.
He gives an example of food banks:
We’ve a society with sufficient solidarity that people are voluntarily providing both food and a food distribution system for those that require it.
And then delivers the kicker:
This is not an argument that “something must be done”. This is evidence that something is being done.
Do note that the human problem here is that it’s very easy to make the statement “nothing is being done” when your world is black and white and the only other choice is “something is being done”.
That black and white view of the world is very important to the progressive agenda.
The gray area of whether what is being done is correct, or on a grand enough scale … is way harder for unserious people to contemplate. Of course, see the whole Obama popularity thingie for examples of this.