Again and again and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what ‘the stars foretell’, avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable ‘verdict of history’ – what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts! ~ Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
So why do we hear conjecture, unsubstantiated statements, suggestions without actionable outcomes, obvious nonsense about how to spend other peoples money?
Facts must be harder to come by than it looks.