Inflated job titles
STOP the presses! Google's "computer gaming tsar" has quit after only four months on the job, while its "social czar" is picking a fight with Facebook. Meanwhile, Ken Feinberg, America's "oil spill claims tsar" has taken charge of the $20 billion fund set up by BP to compensate victims of its mishap in the Gulf of Mexico. Over in Britain, Alan Milburn, a Labour politician, has joined the Conservative/Liberal coalition as its "social mobility tsar".
Politicians love appointing tsars or czars to deal with difficult problems.