The Impossible Implementation Unit
For the first round, you will be given a public policy problem ahead of time. It might be a real problem or it might be a totally fictitious one. During recording, you have roughly 5 minutes to sell your solution to that problem to me.
For the first round only, the solution to this problem needs to be:
- totally unrealistic and very difficult — if not impossible — to implement, and
- something people would vote for even though it’s difficult
What you should do
You should prepare your solution in advance. Don’t prepare a verbatim script for yourself.
I will start by asking you to sum up your idea in a few sentences. I will then ask you some questions to get started based on that summary, and we’ll just have a chat about your idea for roughly 5 minutes.
Once you have finished your presentation, I will give you a score. You will be scored on the following criteria:
- how good your presentation is
- the originality of the idea
- how practical the idea is
- whether I would personally vote for it
Each of these criteria are scored on a scale of 0 to 10 points. There are 40 points available in this round.
In this round, you gain points if:
- your presentation is good
- your idea is original
- your idea won’t work
- and I would personally vote for it