A Need for Co-optation Strategies for Public Administration

Governments confront perhaps the greatest confluence of global challenges today than in any period in history: the first-world financial and fiscal challenges of late capitalism’s conflict with humanism; the looming ecological catastrophe of climate change and quagmire of future energy production; and the third-world challenges of population explosion, urbanization and intensifying conflict over dwindling resources.… Read More A Need for Co-optation Strategies for Public Administration

Groundhog Day: A Question of Shadows and Light

We find ourselves in search of a leader. Recent political debates highlight an array of personalities. Each stands before an American electorate with necks craned like window shoppers trying to get a good look inside. The clamor of candidates stirs many boiling pots. Punxsutawney Phil offers us more than a weather forecast. With divergent leadership… Read More Groundhog Day: A Question of Shadows and Light

Artificial Intelligence and the Ouster of Humans from Public Organizational Decisions

Like most science fiction fans, most of my life has been a wait for two discoveries that will fundamentally change humankind’s role in the world. One is the discovery of alien life. The second is the development of artificial intelligence (AI). The concept of an AI, which surpasses our own intelligence, permeates our culture. It… Read More Artificial Intelligence and the Ouster of Humans from Public Organizational Decisions