• Vanderbilt University

    Making Government Work Part I: Dispelling Myths About Civil Service

    The poor response of the federal government during the current pandemic, including the public health agencies, illustrates the importance of an effective bureaucracy. Yet both parties have paid too little attention to government capacity. This short paper explains why Republicans and Democrats have underinvested in the departments and agencies of the federal government with focus on persistent myths about the bureaucracy. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2021