Participatory budgeting is all the rage at the moment, but is the stampede for ‘Wales to be more like Brazil’ realistic? Participatory budgeting is big in Brazil by the way, and you can read about it here. The re-branding of Barry Island as ‘Barrybados’ was genius, but Cardiff-Copacabana-Bay might be a bit of a stretch. I do […]
Astroturfing: Is Grass Roots Opinion Real or Manufactured?
I’ve had a fairly typical week of FaceBook. The usual requests to ‘like’ the page of an organisation or group and share posts (that will bring me “great wealth and world peace”). I usually ignore them all. However I didn’t ignore one this week. I pressed ‘like’ because it was from my friend Mark who’s […]