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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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Promising news on credentialism: Palo Alto failed basic test for malignant bureaucracy
Jan 4, 2019 12:05 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,268

I have railed against the pursuit of meaningless awards, credentials and other distinctions by City Hall and various advocates -- they serve only to inflate the... More
Fight racism: Oppose districts for PAUSD
Sep 5, 2018 5:51 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 2,880

A threatened lawsuit is seeking to enshrine racist attitudes on our School Board elections, and potentially on the policies of the PAUSD. (==I "^... More
Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)
Jul 3, 2019 4:28 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,873

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence.... More
How to Train your City Manager?
Jan 29, 2019 11:55 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 2,751

Like a dragon, the City Manager is very powerful and sits atop substantial assets, both capital and monetary. As seen in the movie, training a dragon is not about... More
Downtown Commercial Cap: Once more into the breach
Feb 10, 2019 5:12 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,726

Remember when City Council was opposing the conversion of the President Hotel building from affordable housing to a hotel? Seems like just yesterday, but it was... More
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