A Simple Observation about Simplicity
I am seeing people on my Facebook and Google+ feeds (amongst other places) making assertions about how the solutions to our problems are “simple.”
“It’s simple,” they will say, “just cut this and that and that other thing and you’re done!”
The problem of course, is that if governing were that simple we wouldn’t have a bunch of problems that seem intractable, we would instead have a bunch of solutions.
Now, granted, if one was absolute dictator, perhaps some of these solutions would be, in fact, simple to execute (although I would note that history demonstrates that being the absolute dictator is rarely what it is cracked up to be and even the fiercest of authoritarians still have to deal with politics and the basic forces of economics).
And, as I love to say about absolute dictator jobs: they’re great and all, but they are hard to come by.
(Ok, rant/pontificating over for now…)