Discussion posted by: IRWeasel
It’s fairly common to hear politicians or activists announce a campaign to tackle a social plague like poverty or homelessness and even affix a hard target to it. They give themselves a certain number of years to considerably reduce the problem or even entirely eradicate the foe. While we all agree with the sentiment, we also all know it’s not a goal that we seriously think we’ll achieve. It’s a symbolic gesture meant to inspire action.