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Making Decisions

Making Decisions - Making Decisions James W Lamb Two kinds...

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Making Decisions James W. Lamb Two kinds of issues confront human beings: questions and problems. Questions are about the way things are, demand answers, and call for belief. Problems are about the way things ought to be, demand solutions, and call for action. So far we’ve been dealing exclusively with questions and how to answer them : is Billy running a fever, what caused the Tunguska explosion, was Oswald the lone assassin of John F Kennedy, does God exist. Now we turn to problems and how to solve them. Some examples: How should the financial problems of Social Security and Medicare be solved? What career should I pursue? Which applicant should I hire? How much money should I save monthly for retirement? Should marijuana be legalized? At what age should I marry, if at all? Should I sell my software company to Googol? How many children should I have? What course of action should the United States pursue in Iraq? What should be done to stop illegal immigration? What should I do in my daily life to conserve energy? Should capital punishment be retained or abolished? What kinds of food should I eat? Should the United States take military action against Iran if it persists in developing nuclear technology? How often should I exercise and how? How much of my income should I donate to charity?
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