Governments (bless them!) often do things with good intentions.. but often fail to think through the unintended consequences of their actions.
Take energy subsidies as an example. Quite a few governments subsidise energy prices … to help businesses be more competitive, perhaps.
However, business will only take a cold, hard look at energy usage when prices are high … so keeping prices artificially low means more energy is used than should be – with consequences for both energy stocks and for the environment.
Good intention. Bad result.