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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Passage of a new law does not guarantee realization of its intent. As Thomas Edison once cautioned, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Earlier this month, Congress ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Municipal debt—and what governs issuance, yields, and the consequences of too much borrowing—was the focus of three academic papers on the US and China delivered ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Historically, there's been an unfortunate and unproductive divide between people who have the same goal of getting government to make more informed and data-driven decisions. On ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Fans of service delivery are convinced that delivery is truly the core of governance in the 21st century – and that the delivery unit is an organisational mechanism that governments ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Professors from a dozen leading universities and academic institutes of public administration and public policy joined Volcker Alliance Chairman Paul A. Volcker, board member Richard ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Last month, the President released his FY2017 budget. Not surprisingly, most media attention went to Congress’s unprecedented decision not to invite the Director of the U.S. Office of ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

During the Great Recession years, filling jobs in the public sector was uncomplicated. With unemployment rates high, there was no shortage of applicants. “When we had the downturn, ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Grants are among the most important tools the federal government uses to accomplish its objectives. At $600 billion, they comprise over 15 percent of annual outlays, forty percent ...

Commentary: Robert J. O'Neill, Donald F. Kettl

When the next president moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, a host of big challenges will be waiting: ensuring good jobs, public safety, quality education, good health care, a clean ...

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