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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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El Camino/Page Mill intersection needs more pedestrians?
Apr 8, 2015 3:33 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,309

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: 3,896

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (adults to a lesser extent). Games embody values—what skills and knowledge are important—and make learning... More
Mismanagement of Consultants
Mar 21, 2015 4:19 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,589

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: 2,177

This proposal was written by a bureaucrat who opposes it. That was my reaction to a proposal for... More
Neighborhood Associations: Why they are still important
Mar 10, 2015 1:57 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 2,598

The recent news coverage of the difficulties facing one of Palo Alto's premier neighborhood association (College Terrace) brought forth comments that such associations... More
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