Why Public Policy?
Part of what struck me about the American political tradition was the noble idea of civic duty: the most patriotic act of a citizen is to see your country improve, which has been the root of my passion for public policy. I ascribe to the philosophy that the free market will always fail to provide a certain level of social benefit and that government is meant to correct these deficiencies and further natural rights, with public policy being the framework through which we can objectively evaluate solutions and do direct good.
PPRS is an opportunity for me to integrate my current fields of study for a better understanding of antitrust and trade policy, all while helping me exercise the analytical and pragmatic thinking that will allow me to better analyze any area of public policy. But even more, the PPRS community is full of people who, through self-guided passion, have become incredibly knowledgeable about issues, niche and broad. These are people I will have an opportunity to learn from.