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Why Free Market Health Insurance is Problematic

Why Free Market Health Insurance is Problematic

We often hear Obamacare should be repealed and replaced by a more market oriented health care system that is patient centered and maximizes the rights of individuals. I believe it’s…

The Impact of Millennials, Generation Z and Generation A on the Federal Workforce

The Impact of Millennials, Generation Z and Generation A on the Federal Workforce

In the last national election, the earliest born members of Generation Z voted for the first time. In 2019, the American workforce will see the influx of tens of millions…

The Battle for the Future Versus the Battle for Today

The Battle for the Future Versus the Battle for Today

Government leaders are continually facing an uphill battle to drive strategy and improve performance while meeting the demands of the current fires burning in the organization. At times, it can…

Lessons from Professional Military Education

Lessons from Professional Military Education

Being “too busy” is not a phenomenon confined to the military. Most practitioners, both public and private, find it difficult to make enough time for professional education. While there are…

Giving Young People a Shot at Economic Mobility — It Really Does Take a Village

Giving Young People a Shot at Economic Mobility — It Really Does Take a Village

Leading up to the U.S. presidential election in 2016, concerns about growing income inequality were a regular topic of discussion. And Donald Trump’s ability to carry traditionally blue states in…

Blurring The Lines Across Public Administration Borders – Public School Financing and Leadership in the 21st Century

Blurring The Lines Across Public Administration Borders – Public School Financing and Leadership in the 21st Century

The management dividing line between public school districts and municipal government is blurring significantly. What does this mean for local public managers? Fundamentally, it may mean a changing of the…

East-West Knowledge Transfer: Resolving the Paradoxes in Public Service

East-West Knowledge Transfer: Resolving the Paradoxes in Public Service

For truly being in the service of the public, the need is to create the meaning of “giving” rather than “receiving.” Public service is not only the responsibility of public…

Creating Local Economic Resilience to Military Base Closures

Creating Local Economic Resilience to Military Base Closures

Many declining cities in the United States began their long road of decline by relying on one large industry which either relocated or collapsed along with changes in the economy.…

The Importance of Studying Small Municipalities

The Importance of Studying Small Municipalities

It is not surprising that much of the research conducted on local government focuses on larger municipalities. Larger municipal organizations employ more staff, have more complex structures and arguably face…

We the People

We the People

The Preamble to the United States Constitution encompasses all of our hopes and dreams in one sentence. It is both optimistic and patriotic. It is the cornerstone of our American…

Are Recent Immigration Policy Changes at Odds?

Are Recent Immigration Policy Changes at Odds?

In past weeks, the healthcare and White House reshuffle dramas largely drowned out word of several interesting immigration policy developments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and temporary worker…