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Bullish Bear: Housing and Labor

Bullish Bear: Housing and Labor

During the 2020 Pandemic, the housing market has become a buyer’s market where buyer demand outpaces the houses for sale. Without discounting health stability, quarantined or not, society is in…

The Line-Item Veto Reconsidered

The Line-Item Veto Reconsidered

In this month’s column I will explain what a line-item (sometimes called a partial or digit veto) veto is; and why Presidents do not have this ability, unlike many of…

Should Democrats and Republicans Be in Charge America’s Elections?

Should Democrats and Republicans Be in Charge America’s Elections?

Observers of the 2020 United States presidential election may be forgiven for overlooking one characteristic of American elections that has garnered less attention during this cycle but has been no…

Core Competency for the 21st Century

Core Competency for the 21st Century

With an increasing focus and reliance on government action, public administrators have been forced to re-evaluate how they deliver the best possible services as they cope with the loss of…

What If the System is Broken?

What If the System is Broken?

We probably all know by now that effective public administration requires a good understanding of people. But equally important is an understanding of systems. We can find ways to rigorously…

Federalizing Elections

Federalizing Elections

Our vote is the voice of the people. Yet creating and promoting bureaucracy for the sake of centralizing power and authority into fewer and fewer hands does not bode well…

The Risk of Doing Something

The Risk of Doing Something

In times of crisis there is immense pressure placed on those in positions of authority to do something. The demand for action is natural, but fraught with potential problems. …

Reinventing Leadership Development for Government Leaders

Reinventing Leadership Development for Government Leaders

The online environment requires a different approach to enable the four drivers for good leadership development. We need to reshape government leadership development in practice and content to prepare leaders…

The Impacts of Cultural Norms on the Success of Healthcare Policies

The Impacts of Cultural Norms on the Success of Healthcare Policies

Could the successful socialized healthcare policies in Scandinavia be “air lifted” to the United States and create similar results here? Can the success of a healthcare policy in one country…

DSJ Part 3: Fostering Equitable Law Enforcement in Troubled Times

DSJ Part 3: Fostering Equitable Law Enforcement in Troubled Times

As noted by Susan Gooden, the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism exacerbate inequities experienced by people who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and women, especially in law enforcement.…