Within the broad spectrum of social sciences, the world of policy is unique. There seems to be a refreshing candor here that is not found in other fields. Perhaps this is because policy people accept that the policy process involves difficult research (where the data is sometimes simply unavailable), analysis (constrained by the limits of the human mind), creation of a formal policy (torn by political wrangling), and implementation (under impossible circumstances and incomplete funding). We are using primitive tools to try and solve the complex problems of a modern world. Yet, we push forward because we know that our work is important.