Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
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Things worth knowing

Every now and again, the truth slips through:

From the New York Times, this quote:

Human beings, or governments, are not black boxes engaged in a competition of interests. What matters most is the character of the individual, the character of the community and the character of government. When designing policies, it's most important to get them to complement, not undermine, people's permanent moral aspirations - the longing for freedom, faith and family happiness.

Not that the article, by way of a note on the passing of a magazine that counted, wasn't worth reading as a whole: but this one bit is a good short summary of what is important to know for policy wonks. If they don't know this, their solutions will be flawed.
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