Partisan ideas about what works and doesn’t work have caused significant damage to America’s economy, society, and trust in both the government and the media. If nothing else, the current inflation crisis demonstrates this point. The fact is, the quality of political ideas is as important as the quality of our political leaders and those who vote for them. Emotion over data rules the day. What is the root of the problem, and is there a solution? If not, could it break up the country once and for all?