Winter 2013
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The Public Manager

Reporting to the Citizens About the Business of Government

Sunday, December 15, 2013

"We might hope to see the finances of the Union as clear and intelligible as a merchant's books, so that every member of Congress and every man of any mind in the Union should be able to comprehend them, to investigate abuses, and consequently to control them."
—Thomas Jefferson, 1802

President Thomas Jefferson said these words more than 200 years ago, and with all the technology at our fingertips today, we still are unable to provide information to citizens in a clear and un


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