Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Bad Analogies

I am tempted to say that news organizations in bankruptcy giving bonuses to their managment to "maintain proper incentives" for their failing efforts is a little like the White Star Line giving bonuses to their fleet managment team at the end of the 1912 fiscal year for getting most of their passengers safely to harbor.

But that would be a terrible analogy, because it compares bad business practices that cost money to bad business practices that cost lives.

Besides, thanks to Bocephus, the country has already hit our hyperbolic and inappropriate analogy quota for this week.


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