Here’s a good, 3-part series of columns from Thomas Sowell:
In it, he discusses several topics where the Left thinks it is doing good, but they wind up hurting the very people they think they are helping.
He also discusses their unwillingness to consider the evidence of this. So they keep going with their policies because they sound good and keep hurting the people they say they want to help.
Thomas Sowell’s writings were key in getting me to question my support for leftist policies when I was younger.
But, I was also willing to to consider the evidence because my motivation was to actually do good for the people I wanted to help, not just say that I was and not just gain favor with others who think they are.