Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Modest Expectations and Consistent Followthrough

This Upshot piece in today's NYT offers the hope that maybe we can focus on social programs that actually work as a good middle ground between the "all government is bad" ideology of the right and the "more money will solve all problems" from the left.

While this approach can attract bipartisan support, it also requires reasonable expectations and consistency over long periods of time - not typical characteristics of our political process.