Good government gets plenty of lip service but no respect
Former governor Jim Edgar, a Republican, left Illinois in reasonable shape 20 years ago. When asked last year to comment on the state’s current wretched condition, he replied, “Good government is boring.” Sadly, that’s true. Yet the effects of incompetent government are anything but boring, in the damage done to the quality of life in the short term and to public confidence over the long haul.
Originally published: October 8, 2019
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post