NYT: Mission-Critical Jargon Reduction

Geoffrey Nunberg is one of my favorite NPR commentators and makes some great points in this New York Times: Business column: Initiating Mission-Critical Jargon Reduction. “Over the past 20 years, business has replaced government in the public mind as the chief perpetrator of doublespeak.” The killer sentence, for me:

The corporation was created as a legal fiction to reduce personal responsibility.

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