In business or government, treating the wrong or a merely derivative problem by strictly cosmetic means, as in offering a cancer patient a wig to conceal hair loss suffered as a result of chemotherapy; cosmetic solutions to unintended consequences of another action or lack of action; improving the appearance but not the solution of a root cause problem; treating effects, but not causes, for sake of appearance.
State governments that propose driver's licenses or guest worker programs for illegal immigrants are doing nothing more than cancer wigging. The Federal Government is cancer wigging when it mails out stimulus checks as the economy crumbles.
by smartist June 10, 2008

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In business or government, treating the wrong or a merely derivative problem by strictly cosmetic means, as in offering a cancer patient a wig to conceal hair loss suffered as a result of chemotherapy; cosmetic solutions to unintended consequences of another action or lack of action; improving the appearance but not the solution of a root cause problem; treating effects, but not causes, for sake of appearance.
State governments that propose driver's licenses or guest worker programs for illegal immigrants are doing nothing more than cancer wigging. The Federal Government is cancer wigging when it mails out stimulus checks as the economy crumbles.
Gasoline tax holidays are no more than cancer wigging a failed energy policy
by smartist June 11, 2008

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