Calvin Coolidge gave insight into America’s success at maintaining order in his address at the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, July 5, 1926: “The principles … which went into the Declaration of Independence … are found in … the sermons … of the early colonial clergy who were earnestly undertaking to instruct their congregations in the great mystery of how to live. They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. They justified freedom by the text that we are all created in the divine image. … Placing every man on a plane where he acknowledged no superiors, where no one possessed any right to rule over him, he must inevitably choose his own rulers through a system of self-government. … In order that they might have freedom to express these thoughts and opportunity to put them into action, whole congregations with their pastors migratred to the colonies. …”
1. “NSA’s PRISM Surveillance Program: How It Works and What It Can Do,” the Guardian, June 8, 2013: http:///go/14670?t=6&akid=._y6DtK
2. “Edward Snowden: The Whistleblower Behind the NSA Surveillance Revelations,” the Guardian, June 9, 2013: http:///go/14671?t=8&akid=._y6DtK
In business, decentralization leads to a management by results philosophy which focuses on definite objectives to be achieved by unit results.  Decentralization of government programs is said to increase efficiency – and effectiveness – due to reduction of congestion in communications, quicker reaction to unanticipated problems, improved ability to deliver services, improved information about local conditions, and more support from beneficiaries of programs. 
The Via Dolorosa is the street in the Old City of Jerusalem which Jesus is said to have walked on the way to his crucifixion. It means “the way of grief.” I believe if Dillon’s Chairman John Birkelund and I were free to speak openly about his investment in Cornell Corrections, he would say that…
There is a great deal of flexibility for analysts to adjust the system for their own preferences. For example the section called “Community & Management” only lists criteria which should be considered… this analysis protocol doesn’t make a judgement call on whether something is good or bad, that is up to the individual analyst. So if an analyst strongly prefers open source versus a corporate model they can reflect that in their rating. One analyst might place a heavy importance on a fixed supply, another may rate a coin highly on Accounting & Legal based on the jurisdiction that they are in. This allows each analyst to rate each category based on their own preferences.
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