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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…

Combatting Conspiratorial Thinking

Combatting Conspiratorial Thinking

There have always been, and always will be, individuals that embrace conspiracy theories. Though it is beyond the power of the public administration community to stop conspiratorial thinking, we can…

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