If governments, service providers, and donors learned from the private sector and treated recipients of public services like actual customers, greater sustainable development could be achieved.
As America sought a path out of the shadow of the Great Depression, we quickly realized that austerity was not the answer. Rather than shove our hands in our pockets and mutter something about "the new normal," we opted to dream big.
You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.
There's a better way And yet, energy subsidies (the difference between the price consumers should pay for energy to cover
City officials in one Missouri town have come up with a simple plan to cut public spending: BYOTP. That's right, male public works employees in Windsor, Missouri, were reportedly told to bring their own toilet paper to work after a city administrator claimed the male workers were using too much toilet paper during a time of budget constraints, according to KCTV5 News. The 10 male employees were apparently using far more toilet paper than the four female employees, causing the city to go over it
That's right, male public works employees in Windsor, Missouri, were reportedly told to bring their own toilet paper to work
If teachers don't perform their duties in school and students don't learn, or roads are actually not constructed properly, fiscal policy will have little traction when it comes to growth and social welfare.
Bank of America itself expects lawmakers will allow much of the fiscal cliff to transpire, leading to about $325 billion
If information is power, then public libraries are the essence of democracy and freedom. Yet they are under threat from a litany of cuts.
Imagine you are minister of finance in an average developing country. Suddenly you learn that a new global crisis may be looming in the horizon.