Thursday, October 1, 2015

Accountable defined

When a person is required to justify actions or decisions, that person is said to be accountable. It also means responsible. An accountable person is a responsible person.

When a person is required to document, manage and disclose money that has been entrusted to him or her, that person is said to be accountable. It also means responsible. If a person cannot account for the funds he or she has been trusted with, then irresponsible is the word in play.

This is where language judo happens and adjectives suddenly become verbs.

People who are not accountable (adjective) will be held accountable (verb). People who are not responsible (adjective) will be held responsible (verb)All you need is a higher power. The kings and queens on the south side of City Hall have met these higher powers before.

My Crazy Eight Ball says, "What has happend before will happen again"

That's just my hunch.  I call it the Accountability Project.



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