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English: Rand Corporation Headquarters, Main S...
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Farsighted Leadership in a Shortsighted World: Looking Beyond the 2012 US Election
Michael D. Rich et al
RAND
2012

In this series of brief essays, Santa Monica-based think tank RAND takes some practical and balanced approaches to what it sees as the key issues underlying the election campaign and the coming five years. In a season marked by its ideological rhetoric, the RAND team offers a hint at what balanced policy discussion should look like – or at least a starting point for it.

People fired up by the divisive rhetoric of the campaign will find little to incite anger, hatred, or deep passion here. The content is designed to appeal to reason in an effort to posit a starting point for bipartisan discussion.

Despite RAND’s ostensibly right-of-center pedigree, there is little here in terms of pandering to the right any more than to the left. We will be excerpting the RAND analyses over the coming days. Stay tuned, or check them out for yourself.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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