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Advisory Boards in Emergency Management Programs

Advisory Boards in Emergency Management Programs

As a profession, emergency management is constantly changing, and related academic programs must remain connected to the practitioners. This brief article focuses on the creation and use of an advisory…

Reflections on Remote Communication in the Public Sector

Reflections on Remote Communication in the Public Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly given us much to consider about how we think about talking, presenting or participating in public gatherings—remote or in-person.…

Public Interest Technology: Design, Data and Delivery of Government Solutions

Public Interest Technology: Design, Data and Delivery of Government Solutions

Governments solve problems through the cycle of design, data and delivery. If the design, data and delivery cycle seems familiar, it is the lean startup methodology applied to government operations.…

Older Workers Are Not in The Way—They Are the Way!

Older Workers Are Not in The Way—They Are the Way!

As our population ages, despite gains through technology, older workers will be increasingly valued. Yet, without a more age-friendly environment, fixing the age-discrimination law is especially important.…

Full State Socialism—American Style

Full State Socialism—American Style

Should governments be the sole guarantor of citizens’ economic livelihood? Should governments guarantee every citizen a good standard of living? …

Despotic Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs: Feared, Loved or Something Else?

Despotic Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs: Feared, Loved or Something Else?

History books mostly discuss the despotic rule practiced by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Historians differ in their analysis of why Egyptians citizens succumbed to that type of rule, and whether…

Stay Calm

Stay Calm

Our white President says Americans aren’t racist, but institutional racism still exists. Who established and maintains those racist institutions?…

The Public Sector and Technology

The Public Sector and Technology

Technology should not be reserved for the private sector and frustrate constituents who are reliant on their local government for assistance. The environment should be welcoming and accommodating to all…

Lean Medicaid Administration

Lean Medicaid Administration

Lean practitioners understand the value of system design to achieve quality and efficiency. A lean evaluation of a privatized Medicaid program would consider the time, effort and cost of contracting…

To Maglev or Not To Maglev?

To Maglev or Not To Maglev?

The purpose of this essay is to briefly describe a maglev train and then to discuss advantages and disadvantages of maglev train systems.…

Minneapolis: The Consequences of Inequality of Opportunity.

Minneapolis: The Consequences of Inequality of Opportunity.

Actions to expand the middle class in the 1970s involved policies that excluded people of color from gaining access to opportunity. Long-neglected issues of inequality of opportunity are vitally important…

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