If You Ever Thought About Doing “Freakonomics” in Charades …

… you should probably reconsider, based on this abject failure.


hbdinwid

Another impossible charade...The Ambiguously Gay Duo.
Have a merry time with that one

slundin_BIGfrontier

From one Chicagoan to another here is a question that came to mind after reading your first chapter. Please comment on Daley's stellar chances of winning another term in light of the comments that you made on people's morality and social behavior. In light of the numerous scandles that seen to trace back to the Mayor's office is it fair to surmise the following:
1) That morality in behavior is not an issue here because that's the "Chicago way - and always has been.
2) That antisocial behavior (possible corrution, cronyism, nepotism) is OK because Chicago has an "I got mine" mentality (a nod to Royko on that one - I think you're old enough to know who he is).
3) That ultimately the benefits or perceived benefits outweigh any potential legal concerns. In short that Daley's habit of taking care of his folks, planting flowers and building out the lakefront is better for the city and outweighs and wrongdoing he may be doing (which get's back to the Chicago Way again.
4) That the population ultimately considers "federal outsiders" like Fitzgerald as "picking on" Daley and his brood unfairly - and should just go away.

Comments? Steve

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hbdinwid

Another impossible charade...The Ambiguously Gay Duo.
Have a merry time with that one

slundin_BIGfrontier

From one Chicagoan to another here is a question that came to mind after reading your first chapter. Please comment on Daley's stellar chances of winning another term in light of the comments that you made on people's morality and social behavior. In light of the numerous scandles that seen to trace back to the Mayor's office is it fair to surmise the following:
1) That morality in behavior is not an issue here because that's the "Chicago way - and always has been.
2) That antisocial behavior (possible corrution, cronyism, nepotism) is OK because Chicago has an "I got mine" mentality (a nod to Royko on that one - I think you're old enough to know who he is).
3) That ultimately the benefits or perceived benefits outweigh any potential legal concerns. In short that Daley's habit of taking care of his folks, planting flowers and building out the lakefront is better for the city and outweighs and wrongdoing he may be doing (which get's back to the Chicago Way again.
4) That the population ultimately considers "federal outsiders" like Fitzgerald as "picking on" Daley and his brood unfairly - and should just go away.

Comments? Steve

By the way , I sent you an email asking for your predictions for 2007 for our newsletter...have any?

Read more...