January 2009
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The Public Manager

Edgecentric, or How to Govern and Thrive in Dynamic and Uncertain Times

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Iby Martin Stewart-Weeks

t is instructive in these unpredictable times to consider the answer to a simple question: Is


government part of the solution or part of the problem?

For some, the answer is easy. Governments around the world intervene to save the banking

and insurance systems, bail out car makers, cut taxes, and pump cash into the pockets of


consumers to refloat the imploding retail and housing sectors. So the answer is pretty straightforward.

Not only is government part of the so

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