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civilservice  usa 
6 days ago by andyscotuk
Understanding the UK Civil Service
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17 days ago by andyscotuk
Sharon White calls it a day at Ofcom |
Ofcom has announced White will leave her current post as CEO of the regulator towards the end of this year in order to become Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership – a UK retail chain. They don’t have a replacement lined up but have half a year to dig someone up.
ofcom  civilservice  sharonwhite 
20 days ago by yorksranter
Opinion | Trump’s Kakistocracy Is Also a Hackistocracy
Many people have described the Trump administration as a kakistocracy — rule by the worst — which it is. But it’s also a hackistocracy — rule by the ignorant and incompetent. And in this Trump is just following standard G.O.P. practice.

Why do hacks rule on the right? It may simply be that a party of apparatchiks feels uncomfortable with people who have any real expertise or independent reputation, no matter how loyal they may seem. After all, you never know when they might take a stand on principle.

In any case, there will eventually be a price to pay. True, there is, wrote Adam Smith, “a great deal of ruin in a nation.” America isn’t just an immensely powerful, wealthy, technologically advanced, peaceful country. We’re also a nation with a long tradition of dedicated public service.

Even now — as I can attest from personal interactions — a great majority of those working for the Treasury Department, the State Department and so on are competent, hard-working people trying to do the best they can for their country.

But as top jobs systematically go to hacks, there is an inevitable process of corrosion. We’re already seeing a degradation of the way our government responds to things like natural disasters. Well, there will be more and bigger disasters ahead. And the people in charge of dealing with those disasters will be the worst of the worst.
DonaldTrump  politics  government  ethics  corruption  civilservice  federalreserve  economics 
march 2019 by jtyost2

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