March 15, 2017

A Cure For Government's Insane Behaviour

In a previous blog post I shared one definition for insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.

We have to stop doing government the same old way. We cannot continue to spend money irresponsibly to get the same unacceptable results.

Right now, we have more problems than solutions. We need a mindset in which solutions outrun the problems. We need to empower the generation now coming of age.

Some call them the millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. They are our young people graduating from high school, college, and university, and the young adults with ambition and aspiration for a better life who are early in their careers.

These are the people with the most to lose, as we heap debt on their future shoulders to finance our poor performance.

These are also the people with the most to gain, if we unleash their optimism and energy and their desire to fashion a world of boundless opportunity right here in the place we all love.

Crushingly high taxes and stifling government bureaucracy are not the way.

We need government officials who are paid based on performance. We need government programs that are evaluated on outcomes. We need a public service sized in accordance with Canadian standards.

The list continues, but our youth are those with the most to lose and the most to gain from inventing a province in which solutions outrun problems. They are the changemakers. They are the future. They are our hope for escaping the continuous loop of insane government behaviour which dictates an endlessly disappointing result.

Our future turns on our success in harnessing the idealism and the self-interest of our young people to envision and implement a different way of doing government – a way of doing government in which solutions outrun problems and everyone is a changemaker.

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