When Second Best Is the Best We Can Do
Report We must keep pressing for more lawyers while doing everything we can to make the courts less impenetrable for people who struggle to use them without legal representation.
Reviewing What Works
The Center for American Progress has developed a performance review process that helps the government undertake a systematic review of spending programs and tax expenditures.
Don’t Close Open-Government Sites
Pratap Chatterjee reports on how slashed funding for important transparency initiatives risks harming government efficiency.
This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.
Building on a Successful Recovery.gov
The Obama administration’s new Campaign to Cut Waste promises to build on the successes of the 2009 Recovery Act and usher in a new era of transparency and accountability over government spending, write Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar.
Issue Brief Harrison Wellford, Jitinder Kohli, and James Hairston on six lessons about executive reorganization the Obama administration could learn from the Carter era.
This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.
The latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team shows how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency.
CAP’s Doing What Works team launches a weekly series about how to reduce the national deficit while boosting government efficiency.
Why Oil Companies Don’t Need Tax Subsidies
Video Seth Hanlon explains why we don't need to give tax subsidies to oil companies.
Eliminating Big Oil Tax Loopholes Won’t Lead to a Tax Increase
Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss explain why oil company lobbyists are wrong when they claim that ending handouts to companies will increase taxes.
Payment Police 2.0
Report Marsha Simon outlines how to save billions by addressing improper Medicare and Medicaid payments.
An Hour with the Secretary
James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how agencywide town halls at HUD improve communication, connect offices across the country, and hold senior leadership accountable.
Bay State Takes Lead in Innovation Finance
Kristina Costa takes a look at the first state to pursue an innovative idea that could transform the way social programs are financed.