Never Mind the Facts. We Know What We Believe. How Solutions for the Public Good Get Sabotaged

In this age of data-based accountability, it’s ironic that assertions based solely on ideology, political one-upsmanship, emotion, or psychological insecurity—even outright lies— are so flagrantly used as the basis for political decisions. It’s almost like an equal and opposite reaction. The more obsessive the data collection and record keeping, the less we want to use…

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We’re Here!

When I started setting up this blog, I thought I needed a subtitle. What occurred to me was, “we’re here!” In the face of this flood of anger, ill-will, greediness and ripping apart of the social fabric that’s been building in the U.S. for a long time–and turned into a tsunami with the 2016 presidential…

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