Title: David Brooks - The Limits of Policy

Date posted: 2010-05-04

So when we're arguing about politics, we should be aware of how policy fits into the larger scheme of cultural and social influences. Bad policy can decimate the social fabric, but good policy can only modestly improve it.

Finally, we should all probably calm down about politics. Most of the proposals we argue about so ferociously will have only marginal effects on how we live, especially compared with the ethnic, regional and social differences that we so studiously ignore.

/ via nytimes.com

It's good to take a moment to reflect on what we think we know and what we'd like to believe. This David Brooks piece provided me with that moment.