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Dirty Rotten Strategies How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely

ISBN-10: 0804759960
ISBN-13: 9780804759960
Edition: 2009
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Description: People and organizations are perfectly capable of making the most outrageous missteps. But, how does a person, organization, or society know that it is committing an error? And, how can we tell that when others are steering us down wrong paths?  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

People and organizations are perfectly capable of making the most outrageous missteps. But, how does a person, organization, or society know that it is committing an error? And, how can we tell that when others are steering us down wrong paths? Dirty Rotten Strategiesdelves into how organizations and interest groups lure us into solving the "wrong problems" with intricate, but inaccurate, solutions. Authors Ian I. Mitroff and Abraham Silvers argue that we can never be sure if we have set our sights on the wrong problem, but there are definite signals that can alert us to this possibility. While explaining how to detect and avoid dirty rotten strategies, the authors put the media, healthcare, national security, academia, and organized religion under the microscope. They offer a biting critique that examines the failure of these major institutions to accurately define our most pressing problems. For example, the U.S. healthcare industry strives to be the mosttechnologically advancedin the world, but, our cutting-edge system does not ensure top-quality care to the largest number of people. Readers will find that far too many institutions have enormous incentives to let us devise elaborate solutions to the wrong problems. As Thomas Pynchon said," If they can get you asking the wrong questions, then they don't have to worry about the answers." From a political perspective, this book shows why liberals and conservatives define problems differently, and demonstrates how each political view is incomplete without the other. Our concerns are no longer solely liberal or conservative. In fact, we can no longer trust a single group to define issues across the institutions explored in this book and beyond. Dirty Rotten Strategiesis a bipartisan call for anyone who is ready to think outside the box to address our major concerns as a societystarting today.

Preface
Screwing Up Royally: An Introduction to Errors of the Third and Fourth Kinds
What Is A Problem? An Initial Framework for Type Three and Type Four Errors
Organized Meanness: The Biggest and Most Broken Health System in the World
National Insecurity: The Complete and Utter Failure to Understand Why Bigger Is No Longer Better
The Media: National Insecurity
The Wonderful World Of Academia: Misrepresenting Reality
The Abuse And Misuse Of Science
Organized Religion: Misconstruing God
A General Theory Of Rottenness: Breaking the Grip of Type Four Errors
Notes
About The Authors
Index

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