Back when I was in the working world, there was a guy who would preface nearly every conversation in my office with, “If you were smart, here’s what you would do.” Obviously, I wasn’t very smart, because I rarely heeded his advice! But I have appropriated the line, because I often feel like saying that to other people. In common with most others, I believe the solutions I have to the problems of the world are generally superior to those I hear from politicians and pundits. But I have enough hubris to put my ideas out where they can inform my lucky readers, or at least stimulate some thinking.
So please read on, think about what I’m saying, let me know your thoughts in response, and pass on my words to others if you agree.