Practical Theories

Most of the debates about government direction and size come from disputes among economists and philosophers. There is also a sharp divide, I think, in the opinions of those with practical experience and those having beautiful theories. It has been widely noted that the current administration’s woes with the business climate are perhaps related to the fact that the administration employs no one with practical business experience. It has lots of economists and they have beautiful theories. It has oodles of lawyers who have theories of justice, and lots of social science types who have theories about society. Maybe it’s time for a governing style that relies more on practical experience and the insights derived from that experience instead of “beautiful” theories of dubious practicality.

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