Jul 20, 201710:46 AMMaking Madison
with Buckley Brinkman
Fairness or the future?
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The future marches on and won’t wait for us to figure out what’s fair. The body gap provides opportunities to react in a way that pulls whole classes of people out of poverty and solidly into the middle class. Applied research and new technology will make American manufacturing more competitive than at any time since the 1960s. All of us can benefit from a more connected and interdependent world — provided we focus on what’s right for the future.
We can waste tremendous amounts of time arguing and being distracted by what’s fair when it’s much easier to agree on what will position the next generation for success. It’s much faster to create solutions and approaches that provide broader opportunities to more people. The future is calling and we know what needs to be done to make it a better and brighter place.
I challenge you to think about your world in a different way for the rest of the summer. Instead of becoming absorbed and distracted by what’s fair, think more about what’s right and creates the greatest benefit for everyone. If you’re a member of Wisconsin’s upper class, think about the struggling family trying to make ends meet. If you’re from the Madison to Milwaukee I-94 corridor, think about the challenges facing rural areas of the state. If you’re a member of the resistance movement, think about how capitalism and a strong economy help us all.
If we each invest a few more minutes to think from these different perspectives, we put ourselves in position to take the actions necessary to create a brighter future for everyone. More possibilities emerge to cooperate and share success with the widest possible audience. It’s time to focus on what’s right and take advantage of the opportunities presented to us.
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