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Eric Schnurer

Eric B. Schnurer is president of Public Works LLC, a public-policy and management-consulting firm that works with state and local governments across the country. He has served as a gubernatorial chief-of-staff and speechwriter or policy adviser to governors, senators, and presidential candidates.
Eric B. Schnurer is president of Public Works LLC, a public-policy and management-consulting firm that works with state and local governments across the country. He has served as a gubernatorial chief-of-staff and speechwriter or policy adviser to governors, senators, and presidential candidates.
Management

When Government Competes Against the Private Sector, Everybody Wins

If civil servants are pitted against businesses they become more innovative, and secure most of the contracts put out for bid.

Oversight

There Is No 'Party of Ideas'

Anyone looking for fresh public-policy approaches from Democrats, Republicans, or reform conservatives is bound to be disappointed.

Management

Analysis: Government Programs Don't Have Unusually High Fraud Rates

From food stamps to Medicare, fraudsters are usually managers and executives, not 'welfare queens.'

Management

Analysis: The Secret to Cutting Government Waste -- Savings by a Thousand Cuts

Turn out the light in the soda machine. Fix the salt-spreader on the snow plow. The best way to save is to ask public employees for their ideas.

Management

Forget What Government Should Do—What Can It Do?

The trick isn't to figure out how to do everything Washington does better. It's to figure what Washington role should be in the first place.

Tech

Analysis: Replacing Traditional Government With a 'Virtual State'

From Facebook to security guards, private alternatives to government are on the rise.

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Management

What Would It Mean for Governments to Compete Like Businesses?

Can government provide services for which outsiders are willing to pay a premium?

Management

Government Should Run Like a Business—But Not in the Way You Think

Regimes around the world are under pressure to deliver more and cost less. Here's a plan for how to actually make that work.

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