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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Frustrated with arguments on the parcel tax
Apr 17, 2015 2:33 am
Comments: 76 | Views: 4,447

I am hearing from various of the people I talk to that they are as frustrated as I am with the information being provided on the merits of the PAUSD parcel tax currently... More
El Camino/Page Mill intersection needs more pedestrians?
Apr 8, 2015 3:33 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,570

The intersection of El Camino and Page Mill is one of the most congested in the city, but no improvements are expected in the foreseeable future.(foot#1) Those familiar... More
I blame soccer (teamwork)
Mar 28, 2015 3:48 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,228

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (to a lesser extent for adults). Games embody values?what skills and knowledge are important?and make... More
Mismanagement of Consultants
Mar 21, 2015 4:19 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 2,552

City Hall's use of consultants receives lots of deserved criticism, but that criticism is typically so generic and unfocused that it fails to provide any basis for... More
Disengaged "Engagement"
Mar 14, 2015 5:12 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,817

This proposal was written by a bureaucrat who opposes it. That was my reaction to a proposal for... More
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