Posts Tagged ‘C-student’s revenge’

C-student’s revenge

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

I think the mood of the electorate in 2016 is best summed up by  a phenomenon we affectionately call the C-student’s revenge. This is a snarky way of describing government incompetence. The supply of A-students and B-students largely moves to the more attractive demand in private industry where creativity and meritocracy are valued. The supply of C-students largely fills the demand of government roles where power resides.

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Classic Jargon

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Some of my favorite examples of jargon come from my government contracting days where we had many obscure but concise terms that had sophisticated and verbose meanings. Here are two good examples of jargon that I encountered early in my career.

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Jargon at its Best

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Some of my favorite examples of jargon come from my government contracting days where we had many obscure but concise terms that had sophisticated and verbose  meanings. Here are two good examples of jargon that I encountered early in my career.

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