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Thinking Critically

Four helpful questions that may be helpful in thinking critically on national issues, especially economic / political issues:

1. What does that mean?

2. How will it be implemented or enforced?

3. Is it voluntary or mandatory?

4. Who is going to pay for it; and, can we even afford it?

I have found that asking these questions on any issue has helped me zone in on where I may be missing key information. At the minimum, one perhaps should not support any policy without carefully thinking through the above questions.The biggest danger in formulating a coherent and sound position is information. Finding answers to the above allows to properly interrogate the issue and bring in other sets of information that helps us reach a fuller picture.

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