Creating good public policy is about more than just coming up with good ideas. That helps, but in America's hyperpolarized society, good ideas alone are never enough because message gurus specialize in destroying strong ideas. You can create good policy if you have powerful allies in positions of authority. Yet, again, that is not enough because power in America is fractured between politicians, corporations, and wealthy elites.
However, the media is one institution that can both add clarity and muddy the waters, that can both kill bad ideas and trumpet good ones
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