Crawl Across the Ocean

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sausage Factory

As promised, an over-complicated flowchart of the influences on policy formation. You may need to click on the image and expand it (click on the the little expander icon in the bottom right corner of the image if your browser doesn't automatically show the full size (readable) image) to be able to read all the details.

The blue indicates official government channels, the orange indicates 'academic' work and the green indicates the media. Cross-hatching indicates those components which play a dual role of providing non-partisan analysis in the public interest and providing partisan talking points for political gain.


  • You left off the You are here badge (waaaaayyyy off to the side).

    By Blogger Rob Cottingham, at 1:43 PM  

  • Different readers might be in different places on the chart which makes the placement of a 'you are here' badge problematic.

    Perhaps it could be positioned like an electron in an atom, with a formula to express the probability of a reader being in one box or another rather than a single defined placement.

    Only when a particular reader is observed can the location be specified. Is Schrodinger's cat alive or dead?, are my readers other bloggers, members of the public or part of the mainstream media? Where is Niels Bohr when you need him?

    By Blogger Declan, at 2:49 PM  

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