Dick Wagner has the best story on this I have ever heard. Wagner was sitting in Buchanan’s class at UVA, and Buchanan gave the students the following assignment — it is said that if a fly grew 9 times its size, it could no longer fly. There is a problem of dimensionality. Is this true for government as well? For next class you need to turn in a 6 page essay on fiscal dimensionality. Wagner raised his hand and said “Mr. Buchanan can you give us an idea of what you are looking for.” Buchanan responded “Mr. Wagner if I knew what I was looking for I wouldn’t have asked you to write the assignment.” Embrace the challenge of learning how to think creatively and write clearly.