by Evan Baehr
I have always been passionate about changing the world around me—bringing it into conformity with a vision for society in which more people flourish. For much of my youth, that passion was expressed through law and politics. Everyone I saw on television who was talking about “the world around us” was a lawyer or politician. So I followed what I knew and headed into debate and law with an aspiration for politics and public policy.
I joined the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, worked at major think tanks, the White House, and the United States Congress. And what I saw in front of me was decades of “paying your dues,” slowly working your way into more and more influence in a system ...