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Posts from 2005

Faith-based disaster

by David Kirp

That the Federal Emergency Management Agency mismanaged the Hurricane Katrina relief effort is old news. But there's more to FEMA's failure than simple bungling. The Bush administration's core belief that faith-based organizations can do the job better than the government or experienced nonpr… More

Reforming Our Retirement System / Social Security is a kids’ issue

by David Kirp

Partisans in the Social Security wars have advanced a host of proposals to trim benefits, raise taxes or encourage investing in the stock market to bankroll retirement. But no one seems to be talking about how to increase productivity—an odd omission, since productivity is the engine that sustains … More