If there is a silver lining to America’s current budget crunch, it is this: There has never been a better time for Washington to throw overboard some old programs and approaches that it knows simply do not work.
In a recent paper we outlined some obvious reforms that will not only save a great deal of money but make our international programs vastly more effective.
Politicians inside the beltway have known for years that the only reason these wasteful and uncompetitive practices are still in place is because of the influence of special interests lobbies that have managed to get their pieces of pork institutionalized.
The above excerpt was originally published in CNN.
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