Efficiency doesn't go unnoticed. In the mid-20th century (1930s-1950s), the country's intellectual elite such as doctors, geneticists and Supreme Court justices supported forced sterilizations. Their goal was to rid society of people labeled "feeble-minded" or "defectives". Needless to say, it did nothing to stem the growth of political corruption.
California's movement was so effective that in the 1930s, members of the Nazi party asked California eugenicists for advice on how to run their own sterilization program.
Source:California's dark legacy of forced sterilizations