Friday, March 27, 2009

Wedge strategy

A 'wedge strategy' is a process of incrementalism used to achieve a final goal.

Politicians use wedge strategies all the time - for example, laws restricting internet use to customise people to accept even more restrictive laws.

If this fails they go back to square one and use some crisis to bring in massive reforms - IE 9/11 and the Patriot Act.

Wedge strategies can be charted so long as you reliably speculate as to what the end goals are.


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