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In his latest call to arms, Philip Kotler passionately argues that democracy is under grave threat. Too much money has entered politics, and its donors, often billionaires and corporations, now hold too much influence in favor of the 1%. Meanwhile, the voting system is flawed, too few citizens are politically informed, and many don’t vote. At the same time, major political parties are unable to agree on policies, Presidents are disempowered, and the real changes needed don’t occur. Kotler confronts this gloomy outlook positively with some potential solutions, as well as an invitation for you to get involved in the democratic issues that impact your life. Please visit www.democracyindecline.com for more around the issues raised by the book.
Chapter 9: Reforming Government Service—Are Government Employees Efficient and Conscious that they are ‘Public Servants’?
Reforming Government Service—Are Government Employees Efficient and Conscious that they are ‘Public Servants’?
‘We must remember not to judge any public servant by any one act.’
[Page 150]Citizens vary in the degree that they feel that public agencies and public employees are serving them well. At one extreme are citizens who are voluble in their dislike of government. They say that government is too big, too inefficient, and too regulatory of our lives. They complain about taxes. They characterize public employees as lazy, poorly trained, and overpaid. At the other extreme are citizens who want government to grow larger and do more work to fix common problems. They want government to fix ...