Many Presidents and external agencies have attempted to improve government productivity and measurement of results. Select one President (Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama) or select one external agency. Describe their platforms and proposals for improving how government works. Consider focusing on their overarching goals, the success or failure of their plans, and the nature of the opposition to their plans. Consult at least two sources for the background information. 75-150 words.
One of the topics in this week’s readings involved the concept of privatization. Find a relevant, recent and credible news piece (article or video) regarding the privatization of some public service. Suggested sites on which to find credible news include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, or NPR, just to name a few. Summarize the program/service, and explore the advantages and disadvantages of the effort. Be sure to include a link or attachment of your news piece and cite your source. 75-150 words.