Monday, July 16, 2012

Mitt Romney's returns

Read an interesting piece by Henry Blodget ( here ) about Mitt Romney’s tax returns and Mitt’s hesitance to make more of them public. In a very practical way, this makes a lot of sense. It would be very easy to make a narrative about all of his numbers if and when he releases his numbers. But what then? The numbers and our focus upon them, our efforts to quantify things and measure gets in the way of meaning. Why does Mitt desire the presidency? He has his reasons and his ideas. Right now the numbers discussion loudly keeps those ideas in the background.

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