Realists and Idealists

We should celebrate ‘realists’ and beware of ‘idealists.’ Idealists do well in the rhetorical world of goal setting, aspirations and optics, while realists do better in the real world. The problem is that the idealists obstruct the realists.

Tobacco Reporter article, 1 June 2024: Realists and Idealists

I look at three examples of where aspirational goals and activist campaigning make things worse rather than better in the more mundane real world. Three cases from outside the world of tobacco and nicotine, and six cases from inside.

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