Can we solve public problems anymore? A decade later I had my answer. We can, possibly. What history and the present show us is that there is a set of tools and practices for trying new things to solve pressing problems. We’re able to have government that imagines, that tries new things, and that scales those things to make an impact. That kind of government, Possibility Government, would be very different from what we expect or witness in most instances, but it has existed and does and can exist.
Governments Are Not Just Giant Startups
Granted, there are many reasons to doubt this kind of government. People will argue that possibility is best left to others. They will say—or maybe you will tell yourself—that someone else, some ...