Government Climate Scientist Redux

Posted by Marc Hodak on December 8, 2009 under Patterns without intention | Be the First to Comment

They don’t just work directly for the government.

My new, provisional test for credibility is this:  If your conclusions go against, or at least are neutral with respect to the interests of your funding source, you’re credible.  For instance, if you are being paid by the government, you are credible only if you come up with conclusions that imply less government intervention.  Sloppy, I admit, but it would cull a lot of questionable research.

Shifting compensation structure toward fixed cost

Posted by Marc Hodak on June 24, 2009 under Executive compensation, Unintended consequences | Be the First to Comment

Today’s comp headline:  Citigroup to boost salaries, cut bonuses.  Did anyone see that coming?

Alas, Citi does need to keep up with UBS and other bonus-restricted banks.