Brother: Can you spare a name?
I worked for the government for thirty years. I’ve read thousands of staff reports. They are strange creatures. All about Mary Poppins and cheeriness; seldom about doom and gloom. Darth Vader is a galaxy away. Why is that? How does the government make an informed decision without a balanced report in front of it?
And, what happens when you ask to see an independent analysis – not just the rosy predictions of handsomely paid consultants hired to do the bidding of politicians enlightened by lobbyists desiring predetermined results, possibly shuffling campaign cash among the politicians? [Read more…]