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Environmental Protection, Exemptions And The Military

Environmental Protection, Exemptions And The Military

The military is exempt from many environmental regulations, rules and laws, raising concerns about long-term impacts. Over time the goal should be to move policymakers and the DOD to a…

Process of Change: United States’ Clean and Affordable Energy

Process of Change: United States’ Clean and Affordable Energy

Affordable and clean energy is a growing necessity for maintaining resilience against climate change. Prioritizing effective sustainable development goals, similar to the U.N.’s call for clean and affordable energy, will…

Marrying Technology And The Public Sector

Marrying Technology And The Public Sector

Technology should not frustrate constituents who are reliant on their local government for assistance. With substantive changes to technology, information and accessibility can work simultaneously to provide the user with…

Do We Need a New Funding Source for Public Education to Improve Quality?

Do We Need a New Funding Source for Public Education to Improve Quality?

States should consider classifying teachers as state, rather than local, employees, raise teacher salaries and accept the full cost of teacher salaries. Such a plan would shift collective bargaining to…

Supply-Side Strategies to Reduce Medical Costs

Supply-Side Strategies to Reduce Medical Costs

Insurance is ultimately a demand-management financing vehicle, and represents only about half of the $4 trillion United States national expenditure on healthcare. This article flips the market analysis over…

Creating a Value-Driven Environment: Avoiding The, “Should haves….”

Creating a Value-Driven Environment: Avoiding The, “Should haves….”

“I understand what you did, but you should have…..” These types of statements are troublesome because they fail to recognize the diversity of values, and the diversity of people, in…

Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop To Drink… SDG 6 and India

Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop To Drink… SDG 6 and India

India is facing one of its major and most serious water crises. The Modi government needs to keep up its current enthusiasm and upbeat tempo in order to continue with…

The Success of Government

The Success of Government

The Merit System Principles are intended to insure a high quality of civil service. Unfortunately, in today’s atmosphere, some of these tenets have been seriously dishonored. The purpose of this…

Optimism In a Time of Political Chaos

Optimism In a Time of Political Chaos

Our current politics, to put it mildly, are chaotic. How should those of us working in public service feel? Public administration is grounded in fact, professionalism and rationality; it is…

The Paradox of Performance Pay

The Paradox of Performance Pay

This is to call attention to a paradox that impedes efforts to improve government performance. A practice effectively universal in successful businesses is pay for performance to reward high performing…

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