December 2020 – Polarity Management

Some decisions we make are simple. Walk to the store or drive. Eat at home or go to a restaurant. ‘Either—or’’ decisions—true or false; good versus bad; black versus white; in the United States these days, Democrat or Republican; and even in the digital world, with 1 or 0—are somewhat simple. But what about the ‘either—and’ decisions?1 Whether to put money into hospital care or public health? Whether to impose a lockdown to require social distancing, or let people do as they please? These decisions are not simple: they are complex and challenging.