Herbert Simon’s Skepticism: Science of Public Administration and Lessons learned from “Proverbs of Administration”

A key focus in the scholarship of public administration sought to accomplish a task and carry out the will of the people. The early writers, including but not limited to Max Weber, Frederick Taylor, and Luther Gulick, sought to understand organization and how to best manage it. All three understood that their work was to... Continue Reading →

Practical Program Evaluations [Book Review]

Scientific inquiry has largely been embraced in the post-Enlightenment era and has continually assisted people to investigate, observe, and improve processes or events. It is within human nature to suffer from certain biases and fallacies to either not understand the way something happens, or distort it to confirm our own beliefs (Shermer, 65). People have,... Continue Reading →

Hiding the Cure for Cancer

            To some of the more credulous and suspicious of our nation, the idea that someone would possess and hide the cure for cancer is not so far fetched. There have been conspiracies and whispers of such a misdeed on the internet dark web and even in popular social media sites claiming that Big Pharma,... Continue Reading →

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