Trump administration prepares to “run [government] like a great American company”, an approach that failed epically in Michigan | Eclectablog

 When Rick Snyder became the governor of Michigan in 2011, he famously labeled the citizens of Michigan as “customers” and set about to run the state “like a business”.

This approach to governing has had tragic impacts on our state. In their fervor to save money, the corporatists that run our state have driven our education system into the ground and given us such devastating legacies as the Flint Water Crisis.

Now, Donald Trump is poised to do the same for the entire country: President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing…

READ THE FULL BLOG POST HERE: Trump administration prepares to “run [government] like a great American company”, an approach that failed epically in Michigan | Eclectablog

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