10 Inconvenient Truths: Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias Deck

For those interested, this is the standard presentation I use during talks on my book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism.

10 Inconvenient Truths – 2015 Version

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3 Responses to 10 Inconvenient Truths: Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias Deck

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  2. Victoria says:

    Good summary, Andrew.

    Reminds me of something that surprised me in your book – the power of the anecdote. Makes sense. Stories are powerful and a good (or shocking) invites attention in a way perhaps that the results of a study don’t. I saw this in Washington last year. We had a stack of issues statements that we handed out with the facts and our interpretation of them and what we wanted to see changed. But it was a two page sheet with short stories of the real people negatively impacted by those policies we wanted changed that got read right away. 🙂

    • Andrew says:

      Thanks for your comment on anecdotes. My other favourite example of anecdotes, written up in a book, was Minister Kenney, before he was Minister, worked for the Canadian Taxpayers Association and had written long detailed briefs arguing, if I recall correctly, against what the Association viewed as excessively generous pension provisions. None of these garnered much attention until he bought a bunch of plastic pink pigs and staged them at Parliament Hill or nearby. Suddenly, the media had a story …

      But more seriously, making the story or policy real through people stories has much more impact than dry analysis (but the stories should have this back up analysis.

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