My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education

"The general population doesn't know what's happening. And it doesn't even know that it doesn't know." -Noam Chomsky Unknown Unknowns My politicization began roughly a decade ago and has steadily developed since then. When I moved from rural Alberta to Edmonton, I knew little to nothing about the world and how it operated. I didn't have a political … Continue reading My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education

Selling Off the UK Government to the Lowest Bidder

Government outsourcing--contracting private companies to provide public services--can produce amazing results. The process links government revenue with business tools. When a government's own in-house capacity is limited, contracting private companies can be an essential solution, whether it's providing stationary or building bridges. Outsourcing can also be a stressful exercise, as John Glenn, American astronaut and the … Continue reading Selling Off the UK Government to the Lowest Bidder

On the Job

After a few weeks of work at the Bole District Assembly, I'm slowly finding my bearings. Here's my office for the next few months. Specifically, Office 6 on the 3rd floor. I am working in one of the Central Administrative departments - the District Planning and Coordinating Unit (DPCU). My main colleagues are the District Coordinating Director (DCD, or … Continue reading On the Job