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Five No-Brainer Cost Saving Ideas for Government

Leonard Gilroy
February 19, 2010, 7:28pm

Over at Governing, Harvard Kennedy School research fellow, Better, Faster, Cheaper blog editor, and former Reasoner John O'Leary highlights five well-established cost saving ideas deserving widespread adoption in government, including asset divestiture and competitive contracting. Here's a summary (with excerpts, emphasis mine):

O'Leary concludes, "It's time to redefine low-hanging fruit and take advantage of these proven cost-trimming approaches." I couldn't agree more.

See O'Leary's recent article (co-authored with William Eggers), "Five Reasons Why Libertarians Shouldn't Hate Government," as well as our recent interview with the two authors on their new book, If We Can Put a Man on The Moon....

Leonard Gilroy is Senior Managing Director, Pension Integrity Project &
Director of Government Reform

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