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Cops, Cutbacks and Crime
| August 29, 2012
It’s clear that more police, strategically deployed, reduce crime. Cities that are cutting their police forces are risking more than public safety.
Government’s Big Bags of Money
| August 27, 2012
Many jurisdictions lack good internal controls for handling the money their employees collect. A treasurers’ group can help fix that.
The Qualities an Auditor Really Needs
| August 23, 2012
Being a CPA isn’t necessarily one of them. Independence, courage and leadership are more important.
When the Public’s Money Disappears
| August 20, 2012
A team from the SEC has a message for public treasurers: If something "seems weird," give us a call.
Can a Very Determined Mayor Save Gary, Indiana?
| August 16, 2012
The declining industrial city has tried all the usual economic-development approaches. Mayor Freeman-Wilson has other ideas.
Why the State Budget Crisis is Real
| August 13, 2012
According to two new reports, states’ fiscal situation is either (a) looking better or (b) looking worse. Pay attention to (b).
Why Ethics Training is a Waste
| August 9, 2012
It won’t stop the worst abuses. Making everybody in government sit through it is like fishing for minnows, but it’s the sharks that are the problem.
Government and the Making of Our Markets
| August 6, 2012
A new book argues that markets are political creations -- not natural occurrences -- that we can shape to increase prosperity.
Regular Folks and the People in Charge
| August 2, 2012
The mainstream public and the political class have very different ideas about what government should do. It’s a gap that is broadening and deepening.
Never Having to Say You’re Sorry
| July 30, 2012
To err is human. Public officials shouldn’t be reluctant to admit mistakes and to apologize for them.
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