Jared Kushner

Trump: change for change's sake

Trump: change for change's sake

Some say you should change for change’s sake. Others respond with the often heard phrase that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” These opposing approaches to the need for — and the value — of change are each misguided.

Change is merely a process that in itself is neither good nor bad. More precisely, it can be either good or bad depending upon whether the change causes things to become better or worse than they were before. In considering events in our daily lives or the nature of government policy, the focus should always be on the anticipated effects of the change and not on the concept of change itself.

There is a danger to riding the status quo when it appears...