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Politics and its Discontents: Institutional Misbehaviour, Redux

While I have written several posts in the past about the seemingly endless capacity of organizations and institutions to behave in ways that best protect themselves rather than serve the interests of their constituencies, each new instance continues to appall me.

Today’s print edition of The Star (nothing online yet) details an investigation . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Institutional Misbehaviour, Redux

Politics and its Discontents: Prepare For The Revolution, A.K.A. Spin, Spin, And More Spin

What is the priority of organizations that are mired in embarrassing public revelations about fraudulent spending of taxpayers money? The development of a good PR plan.

At least that is what I gleaned from Part Three of The Star’s investigation of the Toronto District School Board and its relationship with the Maintenance . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Prepare For The Revolution, A.K.A. Spin, Spin, And More Spin

Politics and its Discontents: The Butler Did It!

This report kind of reminds me of an old spoof on small-town newspapers I once saw, with the headline “Two Local Women Missing in Japan” with almost the entire front page taken up with the story. In a small space at the bottom, this headline: Massive Earthquake Kills Thousands in Japan”. Recommend this . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Butler Did It!