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Robert Maranto

Entries by Robert Maranto

We Shouldn't Be Surprised at the Anger in Baltimore, and Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 5:04 PM

I grew up white in a blue collar suburb of Baltimore, one mile west of the city line. In the wake of the Freddie Gray riots, followed by the Memorial Day Weekend shootings of 35 in Baltimore, it strikes me that had I grown up two miles to the east...

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Thinking About Whistleblowers: Their Motives Vary -- The Boss' Response Does Not

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 5:17 PM

Recently my friend and co-author, Penn State Professor Matthew Woessner, showed the courage to publicly protest his university's unprecedented decision to impose an Orwellian "wellness" program on employees, including a highly detailed, even degrading, questionnaire.

How degrading? The WebMD survey requires that employees report whether they've undergone colonoscopies, digital...

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Why Chicago Won't Stop the Killings: In Police Work, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

(18) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 4:19 PM

Chicago mother Shirley Chambers has lost four of her five children to gun violence, the last on January 26, the bloodiest January in a decade.

But if Ms. Chambers lived in New York City, her children almost certainly would be alive.

Despite having more than three times Chicago's population, last...

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