Kristen Cox knows about constraints.
While coming to terms with becoming blind, she hit rock-bottom in a manhole. That’s not a metaphor. Nor is her solo skydiving. But they do give you a sense of the highs and lows she’s confronted.
And she’ll tell you that embracing your constraints makes for good public policy -- and a good life.
After the Great Recession, as the executive director of the Utah Office of Management and Budget, Cox used fiscal stress tests to give her state a financial reality check that few were doing at the time. Knowing a state's vulnerabilities, she believes, are just as important as knowing its strengths.
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