Sunday, September 28, 2003
Why can't government experiment more?
Bret, I agree with your point about the need to experiment, get feedback, experiment again, until the right solution is hit upon. I believe this could be done in government, but, by and large, it's not being done, especially at the national level. Most experimenters accept the scientific method as a reasonable approach -- which starts with a hypothesis based on logic. I don't see any of this in the Bush administration. I also don't see any desire for change, rather a love of the status quo -- or perhaps even a retrograde status (just ask Trent Lott) -- which they are willing to defend with military might.