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The American government has expanded through theinterweaving of public functions with private power

Ketti, Donald F. (2015) The American government has expanded through theinterweaving of public functions with private power. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In the past five decades federal spending has continued to grow at a significant rate, and yet at the same time government employment has remained relatively flat. Donald F. Kettl takes a close look at this relationship, writing that much of the trend is down to the interweaving of federal programs with private organizations, such as the provision of Medicare by private health insurance companies. He argues that this interweaving is important, because the complex programs it produces can lead to more waste, fraud and mismanagement, and that they can also create challenges for improving public trust in government, as it becomes less directly connected to citizens.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 15:08
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61983

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