Posted on 10/02/2018 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Donald Trump’s campaign promise may have been to drain the swamp, but one author argues he’s done a better job of draining the federal government of expertise.
Michael Lewis has written a new book called The Fifth Risk that examines how roles within various agencies are filled — or sit vacant.
While divisions like the Department of Commerce and the Department of Energy may not command much public attention, their actions have a huge impact on us, whether during times of calm or times of crisis.
So filling them with disinterested or unqualified employees and leaders, which Lewis says has happened at a troublingly frequent rate, is real cause for concern.
Lewis recounts some examples on All Things Considered with Ari Shapiro; you can listen to the interview below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.
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