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Hamlet during the Pandemic: To Lock Down, or not to Lock Down?

Hamlet during the Pandemic: To Lock Down, or not to Lock Down?

Some governments have decided to go into lock down and hopefully wait out the pandemic, flatten the curve and allow more time for health facilities to adapt and respond. Other…

Straus Historical Society Names 2020 Straus Public Service Scholars

Straus Historical Society Names 2020 Straus Public Service Scholars

At the beginning of Public Service Recognition Week, 2020, the Straus Historical Society has announced the third cohort of recipients of its recently established public service scholarship program. The goal…

What Will Your Place of Work Look Like in 60 Days?

What Will Your Place of Work Look Like in 60 Days?

The ability to think differently and re-evaluate resources is a critical element in bringing organizations back to some form of operating efficiently. The success of anyone's workplace relies on administrators'…

Did Tax Increment Financing Help Municipalities Recover from the Great Recession?

Did Tax Increment Financing Help Municipalities Recover from the Great Recession?

Strapped for cash and with their bond ratings damaged, many used Tax Increment Financing (TIF), an economic development tool after the Great Recession of 2007-2009. How effective was this strategy…

Governmental and Institutional Procurement Officials Must Aim to Mitigate Future Supply Failures

Governmental and Institutional Procurement Officials Must Aim to Mitigate Future Supply Failures

The goal of this article is to encourage anyone and everyone to suggest measures we can implement quickly to assure that critically needed goods, supplies and services are widely available…

Nourishing Government: New Directions in a Post-Pandemic Environment

Nourishing Government: New Directions in a Post-Pandemic Environment

COVID-19 has created a paradigm shift in the notion of bureaucracy as usual. As part of this new era, balance and harmony will continue to be a characteristic of…

Inclusiveness in Higher Education as a Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned in Innovation

Inclusiveness in Higher Education as a Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned in Innovation

We currently see more individuals putting aside previous barriers to come together and contribute to public service. Behind these efforts are the public administrators of higher education, who are exercising…

Sorry, We’re Closed

Sorry, We’re Closed

The long-term side effects of this pandemic are sure to be felt for months and even years ahead, so we must get ahead of that curve and acknowledge the work…

COVID-19 and the Brave New World: Is it Time for a Universal Basic Income?

COVID-19 and the Brave New World: Is it Time for a Universal Basic Income?

Americans have been asked to come together or unite to overcome COVID-19’s effects. In forming this cooperating union, we must set aside political ideologies for the betterment of the society…

Do United States Schools of Public Policy Have the Discipline to Grow a Discipline?

This article will focus on the outsized role of microeconomists in shaping the faculty and curriculum of public policy programs at United States colleges and universities. Despite the importance of…