Former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on the benefits of pluralism

Former Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings
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“Pluralism is valuable for two primary reasons. First, I like to be right. When I set an objective, I want to get as much data, insight, and knowledge as possible. … Getting different viewpoints helps [you] come up with the right solution. Second, pluralism gets everybody in the same boat so they can be part of the solution.” -Former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings reports that pluralism helps leaders make good decisions by presenting them different perspectives. But leaders must intentionally consider diverse views when making a decision, he says. Read more in this Bush Institute essay on how pluralism gets practiced at the local level.