"To the extent that visible failures often provide the deepest insights about vulnerabilities, they can help Congress and the president design better policy and ensure faithful execution," writes Paul Light in his new report detailing government failure. In his paper, he explores the causes of and remedies for 41 government failures between 2001 and 2014. Among these are the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 financial collapse, the response to Hurricane Katrina, the Texas fertilizer plant explosion, and the veterans' health care waiting list. Light was also of a paper that enumerated 50 of the government's greatest achievements of the last half century. Find out more.