From the mailbag: “best practices”

Another good idea from the Austerity mailbag: "Thanks so much for this series. I would love to see "best practices" ruthlessly analyzed because it seems so hard to argue against "best practices."  Who would argue against the concept?  Someone who is okay with only "good practices" or even "worst practices"

From the mailbag

Good suggestion from a reader, via the Suggest a Keyword link: "The word itself isn't as obviously buzzy as "entrepreneur" or "innovate," but I would love to see you eviscerate the contemporary neoliberal fetishization of....."CHOICE"

Keywords for the Age of Austerity 18: Descending into Violence

This keyword entry is an unusual one, since it doesn't have the same business-world origins of most of our others. As a feature of post-1990s coverage of first-world political dissent, however, it fits our timeline.  If you read any coverage of the Baltimore “riots,” you will read that formerly peaceful protests “descended into violence.” This cliché … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 18: Descending into Violence