Friday, March 27, 2009

Like People Say: 'It's not who you are, but who are you related too?'

  • Nepotism; favoritism shown to relatives, especially in appointment to desirable positions

  • California jobs go to those with connections

Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / File

Excerpt from article:

"Lawmakers can hire anyone they choose. Sometimes that means friends and family.

"It looks like nepotism," said Tracy Westen, chief executive of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles. "It's the kind of thing the public doesn't like: people using their power and influence to provide cushy jobs to friends and family."

Read the whole article here.

Cartoon (By Leo Cullum) via via The New Yorker

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