Goals for the 21st Century
The political processes has gotten mired down in day to day squabbling over short term issues. This has resulted in a complete abandonment of any discussion of long-range goals. This essay is an attempt to inspire people to, once again, start thinking about the more distant policy issues. First, on this page, we attempt to formulate goals, including those that seem too idealistic to be achieved. Then, on the following page, we deal with the possible objections to these goals of a general nature. On the third page we discuss each goal and specific objections to implementation. Finally, on the last page, an attempt is made to outline specific steps that can be taken to implement each goal.
Links are provided at the bottom of this page to each subsequent page. In addition there are quick links to the specific objections and implementation ideas for each listed goal.
Hopes and aspirations should not be limited by fears of being unrealistic. This is a first pass at a set of goals from a developed nation point of view. It is hoped that others will make suggestions in the appropriate forums.
On to General Obstacles to Implementation of Goals
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