Back in 2011 as we were all sifting through the pieces that was the Occupy Wall Street movement and the (first) debt ceiling crisis, I wrote a piece arguing that these issues were not simply going to disappear and that we needed to be patient with this long transformation. Though I didn’t have a plan for solving specific issues, I argued that the various dialogs and protests that characterized the second half of 2011 were key parts of the problem-solving process. Even the failure of the SuperCommittee to modify previously agreed to deficit reduction cuts was part of this dialog.
However, I failed to address two key issues related to this process. Continue reading “Complex Ideas Take Time: Sequestration Edition”