Category: public sector

Bureaucracies – our saviours or our assassins?

Rick has a lovely piece on defending bureaucracy as a Good Thing.  It starts off like this: Gus O’Donnell presented a thought-provoking programme on Radio 4 this morning, In Defence of Bureaucracy. He presented two arguments. Firstly, you can’t get much…

It’s the people, stupid!

This post is about two tweets which came my way yesterday.  Both speak of the importance of personal responsibility.  The first describes its reach in private industry (in this case, I believe in relation to a recent story on the…

Are Cameron & Co acting like witch doctors?

Kevin describes Michael Gove’s dogmatic approach to politics thus: Last week’s announcement by Michael Gove that AS Levels would no longer count towards an A Level grade was a classic example of making policy based on dogma not evidence. The…

The con that is competition

I remember, whilst living in Spain, working as a language-learning provider for a car components manufacturer.  Their job it was to build the plastic linings of car roofs and doors; car and coach seats; and a multitude of other items.…

"Let’s Work Together"

http://youtu.be/MOLCSCArDRE Its heart is in the right place.  There are some complaints about patriarchy in the YouTube comments stream.  It’s cheerful enough, mind.  A missed opportunity in the video itself, though.  It does seem the dancing man who ties the…