This Month’s Political Science Paper and Management of the Administrative State


November 2020       Critical Reflections on Hamiltonian Perspectives on Rule‐Making and
Legislative Proposal Initiatives by the Chief Executive

October 2020            Should We Defend the Administrative State?

September 2020       Policy Durability, Agency Capacity, and Executive Unilateralism

August 2020             Policy Making in the Shadow of Executive Action

The Virtual Workplace: Downsides

With the pending introduction of vaccines the movement back to “normalcy” is an ambiguous adventure.

Once the genie has been let out of the bottle it will be difficult to return it in total. Already we read of, for example, any number of professional firms who have decided to reduce the size of their overhead by having the majority of their employees continue to work at home as expressed by the preferences of both management and the employees.

To those involved in knitting socks at home there is much to support the continuance of a virtual workplace.  However it is doubtful whether the virtual workplace is conducive to teaching new employees the substance of a firms’ services and products.

The Benefits and Costs of Using Social Distancing to Flatten the Curve for COVID-19

Here is an economic study of the benefits and costs associated with social distancing published in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. If the attached analysis were submitted to OIRA for review here is an instance where neither an in-depth knowledge of Chevron or government is a prerequisite for a substantive review.