Putting the US Budget in Context

In this weblog I talk quite a bit about the importance of context – how context allows us to create meaning from facts and opinions. Context is what allows each of us to evaluate information from a variety of perspectives, decide which angles are most meaningful to us, and then decide what (if anything) we wish to do or say in response.

Today in Washington DC, the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) is debuting President Bush’s proposal for the FY 2006 US federal budget. I realize that sounds like a bunch of boring numbers wrapped up in posturing – and to some extent, it is. However, I’d like to use this as an exercise to examine how context can create meaning…

For now, check out these links – and then we’ll have a discussion a bit later:

More to come on this…