Friday, February 14, 2014

Wind-Fall Profits? Grand Game!

From J.S.:

A star project management consultant proposes a means to prevent contractors from getting wind-fall profits, and seems to deny learning the lesson that incentives matter after hundreds of millions in cost overruns, and not even the slightest hint of irony that there may be wind-fall profits in his 300K+ per year salary.

Blog Entry 
Class Syllabus
Article on LA's Light Rail Fiasco 

Lots of great Grand Game stuff there, folks!


Brad Hutchings said...

Well, the blog link is bad. But the syllabus! Oh me, oh my!

Feminist scholars often criticize standard ethical approaches for putting job-related concerns over family and other important relationships. If a person is the only source of income for a dependent family, flouncing out of a job simply because you do not agree with an agency’s action may not be any more ethical than tolerating it, when viewed through this ethical lens.

Imma go out on a limb and say if you refer to yourself as a "XXXX scholar", you're not actually doing real scholaring.

Kevin Erdmann said...


So feminist scholars follow Milton Friedman? I can only assume that, using the logic you noted, she comes bravely to corporations' defense whenever people question the profit motive in class.