Review of Derek Bok's 'The Trouble with Government'
6 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2015
Date Written: July 1, 2001
This is a review of Derek Bok's book "The Trouble with Government." Bok, the former president of Harvard University, once famously quipped, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." In this book, he applies the same logic to (bad) government. The book assesses why the U.S. government has failed to achieve what most Americans want and whether there are reforms that could improve its performance.
Keywords: government performance, government satisfaction, government bureaucracy, education, reform
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