It's draped in bureaucracy and it's boring, but Mulvaney and Trump's plan would gut programs millions of poor people rely on.
Hierarchy does not tell you where the power and knowledge are located; you have to do some homework if you need to find where they are in an organization.
Americans should follow the British in reconsidering the wisdom of living under a centralized Leviathan in a distant capital, that is, Washington.
I was born in England, but since 1973 was happier to think of myself as European. Today, with the UK choosing to leave the European Union, I feel diminished, a member of a small, belligerent island nation more than half full of bitter, cowardly people.
Our American character almost demands such a department. Happiness is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence which entitles us to the pursuit of it. Clearly, the founders thought happiness was a big deal; on the same level as life and liberty.