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Lilly Evans

It is quite sobering to see that people have to protect themselves behind pseudonyms when writing on this topic. And, I am even more shocked that the above website seems to be primarily British.

I wonder how much has the situation got worse since various University Assessment measures have become linked with the sums of money given to specific universities in England.

Perhaps there is a link here with evidence-based management? I mean, unintended side effects happen!

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"...the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated..."

Mark Twain: published in the New York Journal

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Wally Bock

There's a supervisor's corollary to "Nothing strengthens authority as much as silence." It is "You support what you allow."


This is not idiotic at all, nobody can ask you to know a not-so-famous people from a foreign country (in France most of us know Proudhon only because of street's or place's names).

Moreover, the blog you referenced is written under pseudonym for reasons I think are obvious. You simply missed the fact.

Bob Sutton


OK! So that is what I get for not checking my facts. Thank you for telling me and keeping my idiocy at least short lived!


I'm sad to annouce you that Pierre-Joseph Proudhon has been dead for more than 100 years now.

The good news is that there are 2 excellent pubs, one great restaurant and the central post office in Proudhon street in Besançon :)

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