For its five-year existence, this blog has offered a politically-neutral view of retirement. In keeping with that tradition, I’ve avoided commenting on the recently concluded U.S. election. Even now, two weeks after voting, there is little that can be said about the results that wouldn’t be partisan or speculation, or both.
In a perfect world, I’d probably be a libertarian. There would be little need for government. But, alas, we don’t live in a perfect world. Ours is a messy, imperfect existence filled with difficult questions about how to allocate resources between competing interests.
I’ve learned over the years that reality doesn’t reduce to a sound bite, or a single political philosophy of the right, or the left. It’s more complex than that.