What Questions Should We Be Asking?

Albert Einstein said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

Sometimes asking the right question is more important than coming up with an answer, so let’s start with some questions I have:

•   What can we do to create jobs for Americans when increased automation is set to displace record numbers of workers?

•   How can we offer healthcare to every American in a way that lowers costs and increases the quality of medical care?

•   How can we counter the surge of fake news and lies that are undermining our democracy?

•   Is there a way for the world to address climate change before it’s too late?

•   What steps can we take to defend the United States against the cyberattacks by Russia and other hostile countries?

•   Can we curb the growing national debt before it triggers inflation that spirals out of control?

•   Is there a way to counter the wave of Fascism on the rise in America and around the world?

•   What can we do to stop banks from gambling with our money before we wind up with another 2008 financial crisis?

•   What is a rational, even-handed way to deal with immigration?

•   How can we bring Americans together under a common set of goals and principles?

Steve Hoffman
Captain of Lead America Forward

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