A Pragmatist's Take | Douglas Moran | Palo Alto Online |

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

Retail - basics of public policy
Mar 25, 2016 1:52 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 2,622

"Retail loves retail" is the basic maxim you will hear in a discussion of planning for retail districts. It is analogous to critical mass for... More
Another Copenhagen Syndrome
Mar 5, 2016 12:55 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,798

Visionaries and dreamers can be major impediments to accomplishing anything useful. They clutter the public discourse and decision-making with ideas that are non-starters... More
Public Discourse: Inverted Totalitarianism, Threshold Models and Cell Phones
Feb 21, 2016 1:56 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 1,915

Online discussions are an important part of public discourse even for people who don't participate directly. Much of what they hear from others may have come from... More
Pet Hair for the Birds (Nests)
Feb 16, 2016 6:41 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,697

The increased chirping of birds signals that nest-building is close at hand. Birds can have problems finding suitable materials in a too-manicured suburban environment.... More
Flint Michigan disaster: Unusual only in its severity
Feb 14, 2016 1:53 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,606

Teaser: The Flint Michigan disaster involves most notably lead poisoning, which causes serious permanent health damages, especially to children. The immediate... More
<< < 3 4 5 6 7 > >>
Page 5 of 19

ARCHIVES

You Dirty Little Thing
By Laura Stec | 10 comments | 12,478 views

Celebrity chef pulls out of BFD Menlo Park; to reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 5,373 views

“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,178 views

Holiday LEGO Show
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,001 views

New traditions in an ancient land
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 542 views