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 by the ...

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 and Construction Skilled ...