Emotion and Reason

Spent a couple of hours on Thursday evening at Massey College lecture co-sponsored by the new U of T school of public policy.   Heard from a psychologist and a political scientist - and Bob Rae - on the role of emotion in policy making.   Bob Rae had many good comments.  One of them was that you can't make good policy without emotion.    The discussion marked the beginning of a two day workshop on emotion and public policy.   I hope they got more into discussion about the need to develop new ways of making policy - beyoond the usual argument, blaming, finger pointing.