Does anyone care about actually running the government?

I’ve been guest blogging for Ezra Klein over at American Prospect this week.

I came across something right in the sweetspot of the RBC community: The dearth of questions over many, many debates on any manner related to actually managing the government. If one regards the debates as a job interview for the management of a $3 trillion enterprise with a few million employees, this seems like an oversight. I propose some questions in this domain. I will provide a $10 reward to the best debate question proposed by RBC readers…

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.