From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals, is the growing threat to the government’s democratic legitimacy. Understanding why government fails so often - and how it might become more effective - is an urgent responsibility of citizenship.
"Erudite, Systematic Analysis of Government Failure"
"A Bathroom of One's Own?" is from the May 18, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Peter H. Schuck and narrated by Kristi Burns.