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Don't Go the Way of the Dinosaurs

Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America's Lost Commitment to Competence by Donald F. Kettl

In 1964, 77 percent of Americans trusted the government either always or most of the time. Since then, that number has dropped precipitously, sitting at around 30 percent in 2013.

"It is no secret that American government is in a precarious position," writes Donald F. Kettl in Escaping Jurassic Government. "Trust in public institutions is at a historic low. Public distrust

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