How does public policy -- so far away, so abstract, so dry, so dull -- affect you and your clients? Does it really matter? Why should you bother with this -- you want to serve clients, not write policy papers for some think tank, right?
But perhaps understanding how the individual client sitting before you fits in with the larger policy world can actually improve your ability to serve that client, to negotiate bureacracies for them, and to even work toward making your voice heard with policy-makers so that future cleints will fare better.
With that in mind, take a listen to this two-parter from National Public Radio.