May 20th, 2010

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The Power and Perils of Puffery

The Power and Perils of Puffery
by Scott Berinato in Harvard Business Review | 9:52 AM Tuesday May 11, 2010
http://blogs.hbr.org/research/2010/05/the-power-and-perils-of-puffer.html

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EPA does some good

The EPA has told BP that they must use a less toxic form of dispersant for the remainder of the oil bleed in the gulf. If this mess had happened under Shrub, do you think the EPA would have done that? I think that Obama's intelligent, rational influence is pervasive in our government, and that each and every agency is gradually stepping up to the plate to serve the people of this nation better. Those who blame him for the fact that BP (and other oil companies) have done little/nothing to insure the safety of their extraction procedures neglect to notice that the wholesale extraction without regard for consequences has been going on for fifty years.