The Resource Bring Back the Bureaucrats : Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government

Bring Back the Bureaucrats : Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government

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Bring Back the Bureaucrats : Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government
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Bring Back the Bureaucrats
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Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government
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eng
Summary
In Bring Back the Bureaucrats, John J. DiIulio Jr., one of America's most respected political scientists and an adviser to presidents in both parties, summons the facts and statistics to show us how America's big government actually works and why reforms that include adding a million more people to the federal workforce by 2035 might actually help to slow government's growth while improving its performance. Starting from the underreported reality that the size of the federal workforce hasn't increased since the early 1960s even though the federal budget has skyrocketed and the number of federal programs has ballooned, Bring Back the Bureaucrats tells us what our elected leaders won't: there simply are not enough federal workers to do work that's critical to our democracy. Government in America, DiIulio reveals, is Leviathan by Proxy, a grotesque form of debt-financed big government that guarantees bad government: Washington relies on state and local governments, for-profit firms, and nonprofit organizations to implement federal policies and programs. Big-city mayors, defense industry contractors, nonprofit executives and other federal proxies lobby incessantly for more federal spending. The proxy system chokes on chores as distinct as cleaning up toxic waste sites, caring for hospitalized veterans, collecting taxes, handling plutonium, and policing more than 100 billion a year in "improper payments." The lack of enough competent, well-trained federal civil servants figured in the failed federal response to Hurricane Katrina and in the troubled launch of Obamacare "health exchanges," Bring Back the Bureaucrats is further distinguished by the presence of E. J. Dionne Jr. and Charles Murray, two of the most astute voices from the political left and right, respectively, who offer their candid responses to DiIulio at the end of the book
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DiIulio, John
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JK421
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Administrative agencies -- United States -- Management
  • Bureaucracy -- United States
  • Civil service -- United States
  • Government productivity -- United States
  • Public administration -- United States
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Bring Back the Bureaucrats : Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1780170
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: Bring Back the Bureaucrats -- 1: Leviathan by Proxy -- 2: Big Brother Is Outsourcing: Leveraged, Not Limited, Government -- 3: The Federal Workforce Is Overloaded, Not Bloated -- 4: If We Knew Then What We Know Now -- 5: More Federal Bureaucrats, Less Big/Bad Government -- Part 2: Dissenting Points of View -- 6: The Government We Need for the Things We Want -- 7: No Cure for the Sclerotic State -- Epilogue: Reply to E. J. Dionne Jr. and Charles Murray -- Notes -- About the Contributors
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EBC1780170
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unknown
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1 online resource (185 pages)
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online
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9781599474687
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1780170
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1780170
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10929182
  • (CaONFJC)MIL642496
  • (OCoLC)890441344
Label
Bring Back the Bureaucrats : Why More Federal Workers Will Lead to Better (and Smaller!) Government
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1780170
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: Bring Back the Bureaucrats -- 1: Leviathan by Proxy -- 2: Big Brother Is Outsourcing: Leveraged, Not Limited, Government -- 3: The Federal Workforce Is Overloaded, Not Bloated -- 4: If We Knew Then What We Know Now -- 5: More Federal Bureaucrats, Less Big/Bad Government -- Part 2: Dissenting Points of View -- 6: The Government We Need for the Things We Want -- 7: No Cure for the Sclerotic State -- Epilogue: Reply to E. J. Dionne Jr. and Charles Murray -- Notes -- About the Contributors
Control code
EBC1780170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599474687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1780170
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1780170
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10929182
  • (CaONFJC)MIL642496
  • (OCoLC)890441344

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