Policymakers cannot know whether the trend Verkuil identifies is good or bad, but we should find out.
Verkuil’s proposal for replacing contractors with professional bureaucrats is unlikely to be adopted.
Civil service reformers should consider changes to lengthy, single-agency employee tenures.
Verkuil offers a compelling argument for reshaping the bureaucracy, but the odds of adoption are slim.
Effective administration of public programs is becoming unmoored from the rule of law.
Recent research casts doubt on the existence of a conspiracy by civil servants against the President.
The key to improving government is to strengthening—and valuing—excellence in the civil service.
Scholars and government professionals review new book by former Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Michigan v. EPA illustrates that the public has a serious role to play in the rulemaking process.
Scalia recounts his role in challenging a SEC rule on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Appearing before agencies affords the public an important opportunity to have a genuine impact on the law.
Public participation in the rulemaking process serves a vital role in improving the law.