Category Archives: Government

Local Governance in the News

The Community Engagement Team (CET) in my town of Cambridge was featured on the front page of the local newspaper the News & Citizen on 9/28/17: Cambridge looks to boost turnout for town meeting CET Chair Tyler Machia was quoted … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Farm Credit System

One of the themes of this blog is that I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit I worked for the Farm Credit System for 32 years, retiring at the end of 2016. How … Continue reading

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Questions about domain names

In my earlier post titled Town website addresses, I wrote about three top-level Internet domains: .com, .org, and .gov. That corresponds to the three sectors of public life that I think about: for-profit, not-for-profit, and government. There is another paradigm … Continue reading

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Democracy in America

I recently purchased, and am reading, the book Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. I will refer to this book from time to time on the blog. In this post, I discuss some background about the book. Alexis de … Continue reading

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Town website addresses

As discussed here and here, I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit These three sectors align nicely with Internet top-level domains: Government = .gov For-profit = .com Not-for-profit = .org I live in … Continue reading

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Classifying Public Life: Discussion and Examples

In the previous post I discussed how I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit And sometimes in terms of two sectors: Government Society (= for-profit + not-for-profit) In this post I further discuss … Continue reading

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Classifying Public Life

I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit Government makes the rules that everyone lives by. The for-profit sector provides most of the goods and services that we use. The not-for-profit sector fills in … Continue reading

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