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In a recent post I pointed out that one of the big questions discussed in the public sector these days is should government be run like a business. As James Ferabee points out in his article Can Government Services Be Run Like a Business? There is a whopping difference between the overall mission and mandate of a government service provider and any private business.
On March 5th, Donald J. Savoie published an op-ed in the Citizen in which [...]
I have been an advocate against guns for as long as I can remember. Maybe it is a Canadian thing, although many Canadians own guns. I am not against freedom of choice; I abhor most types of censorship and am not a big fan of government regulations. However, as a social marketer I do believe there are some issues worth fighting for. It seems that almost every week I hear about innocent people being killed by guns in the USA.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
I normally cover the marketing beat but every once in a while there is something out there that bugs me and I feel very compelled to write about it. So to my readers expecting a marketing blog I apologize but I simply need to get this off my chest.
Over the many years working in the world of business [...]
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
I recently watched PROHIBITION a documentary film series that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individuals, families, and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. But prohibition paradoxically caused millions of Americans [...]