I have a Ph. D. in psychology and spent my entire nearly my entire professional career in doing research, mostly on mental health issues, and, to a lesser degree, providing mental health services. By training and personality, I am reasonably good at looking at evidence objectively, when the evidence on both sides is not over my head. I enjoy the challenge of trying to find solutions that respect multiple points of view. I am interested in strategies for improving the cost-effectiveness of health care and education, increasing employment, and minimizing global warning. I am open to strategies ranging from increased government involvement to benign neglect for helping people who cannot help themselves without being drawn into helping people who cannot be bothered to help themselves, but I'll err on the side of the former.