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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How Bad Policy Happens
Jul 25, 2014 2:07 pm
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Failure to lay proper groundwork for deliberations is a common cause of bad decisions. Sometimes this failure is simply ineptness, and sometimes it is a deliberate... More
A reprehensible political ad
Nov 2, 2014 1:35 pm
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This is not so much about a particular set of lies at the core of one political ad, but more about Palo Alto's political environment. When very prominent people... More
Visioning or Potemkin Villages?
May 8, 2014 4:38 pm
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The city government of Palo Alto has announced that it will be sponsoring a series of meetings about the future of Palo Alto and wants ordinary residents to participate... More
In Defense of "Incivility"
Oct 14, 2014 2:45 am
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In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
? Yogi Berra
is one of those things that in theory you... More