Getting things done is hard. There is a mountain of information and tasks that modern man must do in the modern administrative state and as The State grows larger the task grow more numerous and complex. Additionally, in an interconnected world there are dependancies or gatekeepers (sometimes multiple of these) that thwart or deflect a given task. Often these obstacles are not the people themselves but the long checklists of procedural tasks that must be accomplished to win approval. It's not hard to get stuck in what at times seems like an infinite loop of process rejections where a desired outcome swirls and swirls in a eddy of oblivion on the river Styx. This is where the doer comes in an makes shit happen and in so doing wins the applause of the world and respect or hatred of his/her associates. Those who can get things done keep the engine of productivity going and tug all boats in their wake. But what if we build a society where things can't get done (at least not by humans) and all incentive to actually do something is stripped of significance and value. Who will do what needs to be done?
She was "sexy", but "too much hard work." I'm a regular Fox & Friends viewer (mostly in protest of the other insipid morning programs like Today and Good Morning America) so over the years I've gotten to know Gretchen Carlson pretty well. Stuck between Steve and Brian she always seemed a prudish scold with an irritating, self-righteous demeanor that I simply put up with because I figured some people in the Fox audience actually liked her persona. It was obvious that Steve and Brian did not, but they were stuck with her like so many talking heads and had to make the best of it - which they did. Besides, she was no worse than any of the other women on morning show TV - I mean, you're only going to find a certain kind of person to do this kind of work and that kind of person is the Gretchen Carlson kind. Then, one day, she was gone and replaced by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the F&F ratings began to climb, and climb and climb - in two months view