MY PERSONAL ‘TRUMP’ MOMENT: FAKE NEWS AT THE BRIDGE CLUB

I believe in truth, in facts, in rational thinking. My beliefs have been seriously challenged by recent political behaviour in several countries. But when my own Bridge Club election was rigged…and our team of law-abiding, business-smart, experienced senior executives was defeated, I realised that Trumpism had reached me…personally. What should I do?Read More »

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘FACTS’ IN DEVELOPING POLICY AND CHOOSING OUR LEADERS?

Those decrying Brexit and the rise of Trumpism point to the victory of emotion and lies over facts and evidence in determining policies and choosing leaders.  The role of the media in providing ‘balanced’ coverage allows emotion, lies and facts to be equally reported, providing credibility to fictions.  Whatever happened to ‘facts’?  Why don’t facts trump lies in complex policy decisions?Read More »