Proposals to streamline and improve US government performance

The U.S. Capitol is seen on Thursday, February 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

On this fourth episode from the Blueprints for American Renewal and Prosperity project, two Brookings experts discuss their proposals to streamline and improve domestic governance. Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds talks about how to make Congress a better place to work, and Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck discusses how to build an agile government for an era of megachange.

Also on this episode, Amar Bhattacharya, senior fellow in Global Economy and Development and the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings, says this is a decisive decade for the planet as we face the two crises of COVID-19 and climate change. In this Sustainable Development Spotlight, Bhattacharya calls for strong and coordinated action across the world on four interrelated priorities. Listen also on SoundCloud.

See also, “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.

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