Public policy is worthless if people don’t have hope

In public policy discussions, it’s important that the public actually believes the policies can help. Carol Graham is interim vice president and director of economic studies at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the University of Maryland. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss factors that go into measuring well-being, and why public policy problems can’t be solved without a good dose of optimism for the future. Her book is “The Power of Hope: How the Science of Well-Being Can Save Us from Despair.”