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I haven't read or heard a quotation in a very, very long time that deserved a place in Bartlett's, but @sarahkendzior's "Our media is largely sponsored by dictators or dictated by sponsors" is now that eligible entry. Power. Explanations > Power Power is the ability to get what you want.


As what you want is often constrained by other people, the use of power often includes changing or influencing what others think, believe and do. It is at the heart of many techniques of changing minds. Further information on power: French and Raven's: five forms of power are the most common classification. Understand the power you have as well as the power of other people. Beware of sleeping dragons: many people will only use their power when aroused. Power does not have to be used directly: threats are often effective, especially when accompanied by displays of power.

Warfare, Power in politics, Theories about power, Power body language, Power words, Politics, Machiavellianism, Three Type of Arrogance. 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism. We’re living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing in circa 1439.

'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

And the problem with living through a revolution is that it’s impossible to take the long view of what’s happening. Hindsight is the only exact science in this business, and in that long run we’re all dead. Printing shaped and transformed societies over the next four centuries, but nobody in Mainz (Gutenberg’s home town) in, say, 1495 could have known that his technology would (among other things): fuel the Reformation and undermine the authority of the mighty Catholic church; enable the rise of what we now recognise as modern science; create unheard-of professions and industries; change the shape of our brains; and even recalibrate our conceptions of childhood.

And yet printing did all this and more. Why choose 1495? That’s not for want of trying, mind. Which is why the arrival of Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is such a big event. What is the nature of Margaret Thatcher's legacy? - History Extra. “Thatcher’s contribution to Britain’s recovery is sizeable” “Thatcher was Britain’s most important politician of the postwar era, her only rival for that title being Clement Attlee, creator of the welfare state.

What is the nature of Margaret Thatcher's legacy? - History Extra

Her critics forget or ignore just how parlous was the state of Britain in 1979, and offer no credible policy alternatives about how the country could have been saved from union tyranny, hugely inefficient and loss-making state-owned industries, the stagnation of enterprise. Her contribution to making Britain once more a viable proposition is almost impossible to overstate, but nor will history ignore the brutality and insensitivity with which she imposed some of her policies, especially in Wales and Scotland.

She failed, or never seriously attempted, to reform state institutions unfit for privatisation: health, education, the prisons and police. Her contribution to Britain’s resurrection seems hard to overstate. Shared Services: A Model for Achieving Government Efficiencies. “I think many [agencies] would greatly benefit from a top-to-bottom efficiency analysis . . . done by people who understand government.

Shared Services: A Model for Achieving Government Efficiencies

The results of such an analysis . . . can provide a menu of choices for . . . officials as they work through the real nitty-gritty issues of efficiency in government.” – John R. Bartle, dean of the College of Public Affairs & Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha In all but name, Shared Services have been around much longer than most people realize, but as a result of limited budgetary options they are now being pushed to the fore.

Can they be about more than just pulling servers from a group of organizations and sticking them into a single building? Can they add value to the cost efficiencies gained by centralizing data centers? Shared Services Defined “Shared Services” is the consolidation of business operations that are used by multiple parts of the same organization [1]. Key Benefits of a Shared Services Model The Bottom Line. Complexity Economics Shows Us Why Laissez-Faire Economics Always Fails. By Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer During 2007 and 2008, giant financial institutions were obliterated, the net worth of most Americans collapsed, and most of the world’s economies were brought to their knees.

Complexity Economics Shows Us Why Laissez-Faire Economics Always Fails

At the same time, this has been an era of radical economic inequality, at levels not seen since 1929. Over the last three decades, an unprecedented consolidation and concentration of earning power and wealth has made the top 1 percent of Americans immensely richer while middleclass Americans have been increasingly impoverished. Get Evonomics in your inbox To most Americans and certainly most economists and policymakers, these two phenomena seem unrelated. Socio.Logical. Systemic.

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