Do you think the gap between research and ideology can be bridged?
I think it can be, and I think it has to be. Now, we don't always know what's going to work. There's no claim here that academics or social scientists are gods and that all the answers are out there. But we do have pretty good information. What we need to do is to create incentives for public officials to be able to look at this information and to take it seriously.
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