Econometer: Should the US be run like a business?

2017-04-07
Jared Kushner, seen on Jan. 31 listening to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump at a roundtable with cyber-security experts at the White House. (Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)

Question: Should the U.S. government be run like a business?

Bob’s Answer: YES

The government should be run like an effective, efficient non-profit business. Zero-based budgeting and a mindset of working within that budget will go a long way toward eliminating waste. The government model that we currently have in place is not receptive to change or improvement. This is seen across local, state and the federal government. As all of us who have dealt with government-run agencies know there is need for improvement.

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