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Washington State Shows What Works

Kristina Costa explores the state’s telling investment in an institute that judges the effectiveness of programs for beneficiaries and taxpayers.

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Finding ‘What Works’ in Education

Kristina Costa explores “what works” platforms in education, pointing out their current limitations and also their importance in times of tight budgets.

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Doing What Doesn’t Work

Jitinder Kohli outlines the importance of government agencies focusing resources on programs that work, not ones like this criminal-justice program run amok.

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Five Canards About Job-Killing Regulations

Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.

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When Words Get in the Way

Gadi Dechter explains new SEC disclosure rules and what steps can be made toward improving them.

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July 21 Is Consumers’ Independence Day

The new “cop on the beat” for consumers of financial products faces more challenges ahead, but it’s a fight worth having, argues Gadi Dechter.

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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.

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Don’t Close Open-Government Sites

Pratap Chatterjee reports on how slashed funding for important transparency initiatives risks harming government efficiency.

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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.

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Executive Reorganization

Harrison Wellford, Jitinder Kohli, and James Hairston on six lessons about executive reorganization the Obama administration could learn from the Carter era.

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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.

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