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Social Equity in Emergency Management

Social Equity in Emergency Management

There are drivers or interventions that promote social equity. To again approach the question above: ask yourself, for your organization: “Which of the following are we doing well?”…

The Huge Challenges Facing the Local Government Workforce

The Huge Challenges Facing the Local Government Workforce

My own personal observations from almost daily work with local governments have convinced me we are in a period of transition that government managers, and the academic Public Administration (PA)…

Crisis in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Part 5—Y-12 at a Crossroads

Crisis in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Part 5—Y-12 at a Crossroads

This column discusses the current missions of the Y-12 National Security Complex and how that facility is at a crossroads regarding its future.…

Leadership Expectations—Diversity, Inclusivity, Respect and Transparency

Leadership Expectations—Diversity, Inclusivity, Respect and Transparency

Without diverse working relationships, there is a detrimental impact on organizations, followers and others who will lack the exposure and experiences derived from the richness of differences in our civilization.…

Does the Inflation Reduction Act Reduce Inflation?

Does the Inflation Reduction Act Reduce Inflation?

The mixed effects make the Inflation Reduction Act ambiguous and subject to divided opinions among experts. I…

A Tripodal Approach to Supporting Values-Based Decision-making—Second Leg: Analysis

A Tripodal Approach to Supporting Values-Based Decision-making—Second Leg: Analysis

If a situation presents a “conflicting right values” ethical dilemma, a next question is which value(s) ought to be given more weight considering the context. …

The City Manager-City Council Relationship—Part Two

The City Manager-City Council Relationship—Part Two

Notwithstanding the need to follow the directives of the full council discussed above, it is vital to positively relate to each council member as an individual. The manager needs to…

Winner’s Mindset—Transforming Pain into Progress

Winner’s Mindset—Transforming Pain into Progress

The bottom line is that winners consistently do things others are unwilling to do. This is a winner's mindset.…

Towards a More Comprehensive Public Innovation With Data Science. Part II

Towards a More Comprehensive Public Innovation With Data Science. Part II

Big Data represents an opportunity to advance more comprehensive policymaking to address issues where incremental responses are not only ineffective, but also counterproductive.…

U.S. Constitution Approved 235 Years Ago

U.S. Constitution Approved 235 Years Ago

The U.S. Constitution is a testament to self-government, for which we as Americans owe a huge debt of thanks to those four patriots.…

Indirect Federal Subsidy Through State and Local Tax Deductions

Indirect Federal Subsidy Through State and Local Tax Deductions

The results demonstrate the massive and uneven distribution of the indirect federal subsidy to states and localities. They also reveal that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 T…