Like most people, I have one eye on the debt ceiling and unemployment debate. Sorting reality from spin and the juvenile drama reminds me of decades ago university student government meetings. It's also reminiscent of some management team meetings where one spends enormous energy sorting the facts from all the hooey. What strikes me as troublesome is the colossal disconnect between the perspectives of government, companies and the general public. Their focus is telling of the disconnect: The next election cycle, next financial earnings report, and when the next set of bills are due. The lack of common ground or shared goals between these three perspectives is undermining our future.