Peter Sperry

I would say that government has the opposite problem. PR has completely overwhelmed policy making and pushed government decision makers into a purely short term focus on “winning the news cycle”. We used to worry about the failure of senior government policy makers to consider the impact of their decision on the next generation. Now we are lucky if we can get them to consider the impact on the next week. The ONLY thing that seems to matter is what spin gets into the evening news and the morning blog posts.