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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Numerous efforts are currently underway to develop recommendations for the next presidential administration both on policy and on management matters. None, to my ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Whether it's government regulation or businesses monitoring themselves, a vibrant economy needs an effective, fair regulatory system. This is a fact poorly understood, seldom discussed and ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

The trend of states putting more of their own money into infrastructure spending has received a major boost with the Texas Secretary of State reporting that an overwhelming 83 percent ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

John F. Kennedy understood the power of a goal when he announced in 1961 the goal of landing a man on the moon in a decade and returning him safely back home, a goal reached eight ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

While Congress dithers over a long-term transportation funding bill, U.S. states increasingly are taking things into their own hands, raising taxes on motor fuels and considering other ...

Commentary: Francis Fukuyama

There is no area of American government where dysfunctionality has been on greater display than in the annual Federal budget process. The political obstacles to agreeing on a ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

The Cato Institute has generated big headlines with its new study claiming that federal employees are paid a whopping 78 percent more than private-sector workers. Not only does this drive ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Well-designed small-scale testing can help government achieve greater impact not only at a lower cost but also in more fair, understandable ways. Government should ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Voters in cities elect mayors and councils to run their municipalities. What they didn’t count on were the cases—like in Detroit and the three California cities that have sought federal ...

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