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Putting Bureaucracy on a Fad Diet

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Great quote leading off Joe Davidson's Federal Diary column today in the Washington Post, from James Q. Wilson's seminal text, Bureaucracy:

Presidents have taken to reorganizations the way overweight people take to fad diets - and with about the same results.

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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