# America’s Math Problem

### We have a hard time grasping big numbers. That’s really bad for public policy.

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Dear Capitolisters,

Recent events have me thinking about math. Trust me, as a guy whose last formal math course came in high school, I’m as surprised as you are, but the summer’s COVID-19 events have really hit home just how important an understanding of numbers and basic math concepts is to public policy and life…