Power-laundering

Editorial note: If you have not yet read our mission statement above, please do so in order that you can put our blogs in context. 

22 March 2013

This is a post in an occasional series highlighting canny tactics for ambitious political anoraks seeking to worm their way to the top of the political dung heap.

POWER-LAUNDERING

Power-laundering means ensuring that dodgy high-level decisions leave no written, recorded or electronic trace so that responsibility for them, if they go wrong, is taken entirely by the intermediate or junior echelons that have implemented them. Power-laundering is an essential arm in the arsenal of any political leader with aspirations to long-term survival.

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 You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Capitalism in practice  (4 July 2012) 

5.Ladder  (21 June 2012)

 6. A tale of two cities (1)  (6 June 2012)

 7. A tale of two cities (2)  (7 June 2012)

 8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.

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