A Pragmatist's Take | Douglas Moran | Palo Alto Online |
BREAKING NEWS:Health officers fast-track regional stay-at-home order

Local Blogs

A Pragmatist's Take
A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

E-mail Douglas Moran | Follow this Blog

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)

Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular

How Bad Policy Happens
Jul 25, 2014 2:07 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 10,892

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
Public Transit Follies
Jul 1, 2014 2:48 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 17,771

Two false assumptions about public transit underlie "Smart Growth" as it is practiced here. The first is that trips other than commutes can be (largely)... More
Should Palo Alto really aspire to be more like a Chinese factory city?
Jun 22, 2014 11:33 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 14,846

The concept of "community" is much diminished in "Smart Growth". The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) process in the... More
Shills and Charlatans of "Smart Growth"
Jun 16, 2014 2:50 am
Comments: 36 | Views: 36,571

"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong." (foot#1)

Any decent manager approaching a new project asks about... More
The Law of Supply and XXXXXX
Jun 10, 2014 12:57 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 13,241

Palo Alto's development policy is littered with bad economic analysis. The most patently absurd one is that the way to reduce the infamous Jobs-Housing Imbalance... More
<< < 27 28 29 30 31 > >>
Page 29 of 33

ARCHIVES


Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

MoDo Hawaii's wildly popular mochi donuts are coming to the Bay Area
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 4,380 views

Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,642 views

Time to tighten up the PA city council meetings
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 1,477 views

Our First Year with an Elf on the Shelf
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,095 views

 

Honoring local businesses

Local businesses are the heart and soul of our communities. This year, our Best Of special publication honors the beloved institutions that have fought to stay open and support the community. Learn how businesses are pivoting to survive the pandemic and how our 2019 Best Of winners are doing a year later.

READ MORE