TITLE

Washington Needs Decentralization

AUTHOR(S)
Gutheim, Frederick
PUB. DATE
June 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;6/15/42, Vol. 106 Issue 24, p826
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the need for decentralization of the responsibilities of the government in Washington D.C. Congestion and confusion in the city of Washington; Exodus of thousands of government employees; Effect of problems of the city on efficiency of the government agencies; Lack of work force, working space and a downfall in the efficiency of the employees due to inadequate housing and transportation, supplemented by long working hours; Absence of any forthright policy, the principal difficulty faced by the government in adjusting its business to the necessities of the World War II; Decisions being made on the basis of short-term factors to overcome problems; Logic behind the initial decentralization program scrappy due to the absence of clear-cut controlling principles; Need for a powerful operating agency to advise U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on this issue.
ACCESSION #
14691874

 

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