Solving Problems and Pressing for Solutions
2040 Matters was launched in August 2015. The Blog is dedicated to restoring the American Dream for Generation X+ and future generations by combating declining civic engagement and offering alternatives to political polarization.
2040 Matters is non-partisan. We are not interested in partisanship or political point-scoring. We believe that an idea should be judged on its merits, rather than its source. We are interested in reasoned problem solving rather than dogma and ideology. To paraphrase Generation X+ member Ferris Bueller: “Isms, in [our] opinion, are [over-rated]. A person should not believe in an ism, he should believe in [solving problems].”
To this end, this Blog will, in the weeks, months, and years ahead:
- Argue that those of us who care about our children, our country, and the American Dream have a moral and civic duty to leave the country in better shape than we found it;
- Note that we are in danger of breaching this duty if we do not solve the key challenges facing the U.S. over the next 25 years – challenges that if left unaddressed, will result in a less secure, prosperous, civil, and optimistic country;
- Rigorously and independently assess and recommend potential solutions for solving our largest problems; and
- Press for and foster robust civic and political engagement to ensure that our biggest issues are actually solved (rather than foisted on future generations and their elected officials).