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BeTheTalk with Nathan Eckel

Jan 3, 2020

Is there a point where ambitious promises - like healthcare for all (including non and not-yet-citizens) are actually so irrationally ambitious that the act of making the promise becomes cruel?

Not for healthcare workers whose backs bear the weight of the promises, but the voters who naively support politicians who make unsustainable pledges for votes? Is it even appropriate or legal of me to ask this politically incorrect question?

Yes, I'm alluding to the Most. Cringeworthy. Episode of The Office S6E12 "Michael Scott's Tots" - where we see a rarely seen side of what happens when OverPromise meets UnderDelivered. (BTW - Like you, I also want to find real solutions for real human needs - but perhaps there's a wiser way to go about it.)

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this (before you flag me)!