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Government by the Good

Government by the Good

Beginning with the Pendleton Act of 1883, which established the United States Merit System, Government by the Good enjoyed a virtual existence of twenty-three years and ended in 1906. The…

Practicing Mindfulness to Quiet an Anxious Mind

Practicing Mindfulness to Quiet an Anxious Mind

Being mindless means we develop automatic responses and rigid classifications for dealing with people and situations. Being mindful teaches us to slow down, think and identify any preconceived biases. Mindfulness…

Now Peruvian Millennials Are Killing the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Now Peruvian Millennials Are Killing the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Peruvian millennials are at the forefront of forging new avenues for public participation by empowering citizens to take ownership of their community’s development. The Millennials Movement (TMM) is a Peruvian…

The Public-Private Partnerships of Urban Parks: Who Benefits?

The Public-Private Partnerships of Urban Parks: Who Benefits?

Urban parks provide a multiplicity of benefit to city life. However, little is known about the unintended consequences in both design and community engagement processes that could occur, leading to…

Have We Lost All Civility?

Have We Lost All Civility?

We have come to a point in our democracy where we seek destruction of anyone who opposes our views or questions authority. Folks, the fact of the matter is that…

Talent Shortages Require New Answers

Talent Shortages Require New Answers

In the public sector, workforce vacancies are exacerbated by heavy retirements, pay freezes and budget problems. Shortages have been reported in core government services: law enforcement, health, education and prisons,…

Student Debt: A Growing Economic Threat to Individuals and the American Dream

Student Debt: A Growing Economic Threat to Individuals and the American Dream

Student debt is a growing crisis. Beyond limiting the ability of home ownership for the next generation, student debt has serious impacts on the spiraling cost of health care and…

Public-Private Partnerships: Begin, Progress, Succeed, Repeat

Public-Private Partnerships: Begin, Progress, Succeed, Repeat

How are localities going to do what they need in order to keep up with modern demands like technology and increasing populations? The answer is rarely simple, as every locality…

Government Innovation Is Hard Because There Is No Direct Path to Innovative Solutions

Government Innovation Is Hard Because There Is No Direct Path to Innovative Solutions

What makes innovation, especially in the public sector, so difficult? Two recent books may give the answer. Specifically what could aid innovations is the competition between government program business plans…

Budgets and Intergenerational Inequity

Budgets and Intergenerational Inequity

Intergenerational equity is an aspect of public finance that needs to be addressed, particularly in relation to Australia's aging population. Fairness means the next generation won't have to pick up…

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