Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Concept and Implementation

What do I mean by "Concept and Implementation?"

What I mean is that there are always two layers to any discussion. First there is the question as to whether the Concept or the intent is a good idea or not.

Let's consider Universal Health Care and start with the question, is providing universal access to health care a good thing or a bad thing?

This is where discussions have to start. First you have to decide if the objective is worthwhile or not.

Assuming there is agreement that the objective is worthwhile, then we can move on to how to implement it. That's the "Implementation" part.

Too often discussions get all jumbled up with issues of Concept and Implementation being mashed together in a confusing tangle.

The two conversations should be totally different. If you are opposed to Obamacare, Net Neutrality or Common Core, is it the objective that you are opposed to or the implementation?

Of course before you can even discuss whether the objective is worthwhile you have to understand what the objective is. I find too many people oppose things but don't have a clue what it is they're opposing.

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