Government

Republican Judo

January 25, 2017
I’m a lifelong Republican because experience and evidence have repeatedly demonstrated that: Well-informed individuals operating in markets outperform well-intentioned bureaucrats implementing grand multi-year strategies; Where markets can’t Read More

What Do Development Impact Honors and Partnerships Have in Common?

July 28, 2014
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Development Impact Honors, which the Department of Treasury hosts annually. The awards highlight projects that multilateral Read More

BMWs, Limos, & Bad Data: Why Transparency 1.0 is Going to Suck

May 16, 2013
On Monday, the kind folks at Government Executive asked me to sit on a panel to discuss Collaboration & Open Government.  My co-panelist, Gwynne Kostin, the Director of the Center for Read More

American Tribalism?

October 18, 2012
An empire at its peak brought low by mounting debt, a government beset by in-fighting, business and bureaucratic elites conspiring to line their own pockets, Read More

The Buying Power of Government

October 6, 2011
Government employees can’t make a lasting difference in the world.  In fact they’re lucky if they can even make a lasting difference in their own Read More
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