As messy as it has been, as imperfect, government programs have contributed to a better overall standard of living. I've answered this for you many times already.
Today the Ford Foundation named 25 creative and effective government programs as finalists for the Innovations in American Government Awards and granted them each $20,000 for their unique approaches to public policy. On October 23, the 10 most innovative and effective programs will each receive awards of $100,000 after a public competition in Washington, D.C.
25 Creative, Productive Government Programs Earn $20,000 Grants as Finalists for Innovations in American Government Awards | Newsroom | Ford Foundation
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