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Dwight Waldo wrote The Enterprise of Public Administration in 1979 looking back on a long and fruitful academic career, but also as a reflection about the future for public administration. Can a 30 year old book still be relevant? You bet.
Columns – Emerging Issues
The mess in the U.S. economy is not an ordinary one. So, figuring out what is to be done is not ordinary either. The difficulties go far beyond the policy processes in which all interests agree that pain must be endured: by goring someone else’s ox.
Three other factors make matters worse: tattered frameworks; the long and short of it; and Goldberg’s rule.
Leroy Steinke, who is 87 years old, used to drive his and a neighbor to doctors’ appointments and other errands on the North Side of Chicago. Then Steinke’s health declined and he knew the would all need to find another way to get around.
That’s why Steinke was relieved to hear that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a measure making it easier for volunteer drivers to come in and take the elderly where they need to go without having to spend more of their own money on car insurance.
Environmentalists are watching New Jersey to see if Gov. Chris Christie signs or vetoes legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, the natural gas drilling technique that has sparked nationwide controversy amid claims that it may lead to poisoned drinking water.
In exchange for taking small actions that might break the cycle of poverty – like going to school – mPowering’s users earn points that can be exchanged for important goods. The company was founded by veterans of Apple and Salesforce.com.
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