Is the connotation of the word "scheme" positive or negative?

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May 17, 2018

It can be both it depends on the context.


It can be positive for example building a new housing scheme for the homeless or a scheme to reduce poverty in 3rd World urban areas.
It can also have a negative connotation for example, the Chilean junta plotted a scheme to overthrow the democratically elected Allende government, or there was a scheme afoot to spread fake news on the internet.