- n. Plural form of sinecure.
“But most national leaders elsewhere in Europe are leaning toward the soft comfort that a Fed-type monetary policy provides for politicians who don't want to tackle the hard and dangerous work—witness the unionized public workers taking to the streets to protect their sinecures—of budget control.”
“Are liberals not focused as much on attaining this sinecures?”
“Billionaire Pete Peterson and the other foundations and think tank benefactors who might them sinecures after they retire?”
“Getting yourself set up in cushy sinecures on the boards of obscure charities with hidden agendas is back-breaking work.”
“Left behind in Greece were too many lazy public sector workers and do-nothing bureaucrats who owed their sinecures to political patronage.”
“In short, intellectuals have seen themselves not simply as an elite—in the passive sense in which large landowners, rentiers, or holders of various sinecures might qualify as elites—but as an anointed elite, people with a mission to lead others in one way or another to better lives. . .”
“The Senators are -- you guessed it -- "bipartisan," which means they belong to both political parties and reflect the majority views of neither.3 And once again we're told they're "courageous" for putting themselves in line for campaign contributions and cushy post-Senatorial sinecures.”
“Liberals understand that government funding for PBS and NPR has created sinecures that largely serve their political ends, and they'd love to do it again on the Web.”
“But how many are aware they are apparently also unedited, poorly managed sinecures for lazy thinkers proffering unsupported assertions and analysis on both the left and the right side of the political opinion aisle?”
“Even gone from Fannie, Johnson remains a dark influence, operating within a web of board relationships and institutional sinecures the Kennedy Center, Brookings, and, uh-ho, the Goldman board.”
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