By Douglas Moran
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About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an... (More)
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Shills and Charlatans of "Smart Growth"
Jun 16, 2014 2:50 am
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"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong."
Any decent manager approaching a new project asks about the lessons-learned... 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
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