Thursday, October 7, 2010

Did Steve Arnold speak with anyone within Guilford County's Government about the position?

Avoid attempting to influence others
who are involved in making or administering a contract...(G.S. 14-234 (a)(2)…

Code of Ethics for the Board of Commissioners
of Guilford County, North Carolina

Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends,
especially by appointing them to positions of authority,
regardless of their qualifications.

...The economic and social costs of cronyism are paid by society.

Those costs are in the form of reduced business opportunity
for the majority of the population,
reduced competition in the market place, inflated consumer goods prices,
decreased economic performance, inefficient business investment cycles,
reduced motivation in affected organizations,
and the diminution of economically productive activity.

A practical cost of cronyism
manifests in the poor workmanship of public and private community projects.

Cronyism is self-perpetuating; cronyism then begets a culture of cronyism.

Ingroup bias is the preferential treatment
people give to those whom they perceive to be members of their own groups.

Political Nepotism is a common accusation in politics
when...a powerful figure ascends to similar power
seemingly without appropriate qualifications.



Anonymous said...

Missionary? Doggy?

Running back? Wide out?

Assistant manager?

Could you be more vague, please?

George Hartzman said...

Hi Roch