Tag Archives: regulation

Policing and Societal Regulation (Part 2)

By | July 28, 2014

We ended last time with the observation that we seem to be living increasingly in a society under the rule of Catch-22.

For any of you who have been under a rock since before the 1960s, Catch-22 was the fabulously successful novel by Joseph Heller (IMHO, the only good one he ever wrote) first published in 1961.

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Policing and Societal Regulation (Part 1)

By | July 27, 2014

I doubt that the story a couple of weeks ago about the police shooting of Jason Conoscenti in Long Beach – another gunning down of an unarmed man – made the news in your areas. It barely did here. This one is different, however – I knew Jason, although I hadn’t seen him in person for some years.

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Who gets to do what, to whom, and why?

By | January 21, 2013

nodrama4In the context of today’s inauguration of another four years of the current administration, with a virtual guarantee of more years of irreconcilable arguments about who in this society gets to do what to whom, and when, it might be reasonable to drop back a few and reconsider the basic premise of this kind of governance.

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