Common Sense Government

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Common Sense Government

Works Better and Costs Less

By Albert Jr. Gore; Bill Clinton (Foreword by); Philip K. Howard (Introduction by)

Random House (NY), Paperback, 9780679771326, 315pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1995

The federal government is ailing and needs a cure. The cure lies in embracing a principle long known to the American people but little recognized by Washington - until now: common sense. In this pathbreaking report, Vice President Al Gore, presiding over the National Performance Review, at the request of President Clinton, charts a fundamental shift in how government conducts itself. This report understands that a government that recognizes who its real customers are, works with them to understand their needs, and puts them first, not last, is a government that deserves to govern.