“Simplicity is another reason for some theories to be preferred over others…more complex theories may be preferred to simpler theories when those complex theories meet emotional or other criteria.”
- Thomas Sowell
As intellectuals, economic developers, and professionals, we believe that positive change can only be created by the radical or the complex.
While pursuing the sexy solution we often put on blinders to a return to the foundational. Could it be possible that the foundational is foundational for a reason? Do we always need to be so creative?
Turning back to the simple just may help more people than we know. It may also lead us to question whether our pursuit of the haughty is for others or just for ourselves. At the very least, getting simple is certainly worth considering.