The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

The public turns to government to solve all manner of private troubles, yet is perennially disenchanted with government.
by | October 20, 2010 AT 11:00 AM

A November 2009 Gallup poll found that only 20 percent of Americans have a positive impression of the federal government, even though 60 percent report a positive experience when they interacted with a federal employee, writes our colleague Paul Posner at Management Insights.

The only "solution" to this ambivalence is enlightened leadership. READ MORE.

Management Insights is published here on in collaboration with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. The column is moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, a Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School (on leave), and deputy mayor of operations for the City of New York.

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