Quango

I was copied on an email to the Scottsdale city council and mayor today, in which a word caught my eye: “Quango.” Quango (quasi non-governmental organization) is an acronym that describes arms-length bodies funded by government departments but not run by them. They are given power and paid for by government departments. One of my […]

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Cost Versus Benefits: Super Bowl Voodoo Economics

I’ve been pretty hard on the Arizona Republic and much of our other news media, but I have to give credit to Laurie Roberts, Mark Curtis, and a few others who are keeping the dialog going about the real cost of big events like the Super Bowl. However,¬†even these professional journalists aren’t able to keep […]

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2015 in Preview, and New Year’s Resolutions

I didn’t hear¬†much talk around New Year’s Day this year about resolutions. There was a distinct anti-resolution mindset for the past few years, but I didn’t even see much of that this year. Do I “believe in resolutions?” I think the onset of a New Year is a good opportunity to review what’s important. That […]

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