Just as I prepare for Policy Making 2.0, I wonder if we are not missing something important there. I am as fond of technology, science-based modeling and data-powered approaches as the next guy. And yet, the technology, the modeling and the data crunching are just the glazing of the policy making cake. The dough beneath it, orienting the deployment of our technological wizardry, is the policy maker's world view - and that is in bad need of an overhaul.
We may be trained to think that the new is about to overcome the old, but that's just an optical illusion. Because the failure rate of the new is much, much higher than the failure rate of the old.