A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats

A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats

Having a stated goal to, "where possible, strive to deliver change and policy which benefits all, equally." (or similar) would be worthwhile. If everyone benefits from the change, it is hard to argue against that change, or the fairness of that change. It is also easier to unite behind the change as a country. Done properly, the change would benefit those with the greatest need the most. Perhaps also helping to resolve larger structural issues which have created the need / problem in the first place. Of course, there will always been a need for targeted policies to help the few, as these can bring quick results to those in the greatest need (eg: earthquake recovery). I think that most/all targeted policies should have an aspirational expiry date, where, hopefully, by set-date, a long-term "rising tide lifts all boats" solution will be working and in-place, thereby removing the need for the targeted policy.


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