Journalism · lawyers · Leverage · Politics

CNN and the Streisand Effect – How Doing Something Because You Can is Often Something You Knew You Shouldn’t Have

CNN put an unnecessary statement into its report. Like Streisand before, it is learning of blowback

climate change · climate science · Leverage · Negotiation · Paris · Politics · Settlement · Uncategorized

1.5C, or How to Torpedo a Climate Deal and Coming Out Looking Good

To stop an agreement in its tracks, one need only propose terms that are known to be unacceptable to other parties. Doing so from a moral highground will let you get nothing done and be applauded.

Congress · Filibuster · Leverage

Senate Filibuster Rules, or How to Reward Obstruction

Senate rules encourage obstruction and partisanship. Don’t negotiate without consequences for both sides