All it really is is insisting that as people prepare this year’s budgets they start with a blank sheet of paper. Rather than just taking last years’ budget and updating it a bit for inflation and or wages. But the effects seem to be really rather large: which is why we almost certainly want the government itself to take up the practice when looking at its own budget.It is also a good technique to use to organize thought. That is where the title of this blog comes from. It also explains the subhead:
Question authority. Find out the facts. Think for yourselfZero base thinking means you try to shed your preconceived notions when presented with new evidence. Fight confirmation bias by starting from a blank sheet of mental paper.