Government

Reboot Washington to Restore Honor to Public Service

Human agency is at the center of the solution to fix the government and the civil service.

Silver Linings Action Plan

To solve the “quiet crisis” in the civil service, the federal government must improve workforce recruitment.

Let Light Shine on Government’s True Size

The challenges facing today’s federal blended workforce calls for a reprise of the Volcker Commission.

What the Shutdown Revealed About the Value of Public Service

In his 2019 Distinguished Regulation Lecture at Penn Law, Paul C. Light shares a message of hope about public service.

Why Government Professionals Matter

The key to improving government is to strengthening—and valuing—excellence in the civil service.

Valuing Professional Government

Scholars and government professionals review new book by former Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Is Government Truly Broken?

Citizens and their leaders must strive to work together to solve problems and improve social and economic conditions.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.

When the Rule-Makers Are Captured

According to experts on a recent panel, identifying, measuring, and tackling capture should be a top priority for government.

Robot Regulators Could Eliminate Human Error

Scholar examines what a world of regulation by robot might look like—an innovation that could be just around the corner.

Rulemaking’s Puzzles

Study explains increase in regulation despite supposed rulemaking ossification.

The Grand Canyon and the Limits of the Law

Peter Schuck’s book illustrates how the law is an important, though imperfect, tool in preserving natural phenomenon.