With Congress and Cabinet

With Congress and Cabinet

With Congress and Cabinet

With Congress and Cabinet

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A great journal recently said editorially: "So indirect and seldom is the contact of the average citizen with the City Government that he has no idea of its ramifications. . . . The government of a great city like New York is a highly intricate business problem, to be handled by capable experts rather than to be kicked about for the benefit of politicians."

How much more forcible is this true statement if applied to national affairs! Contact in that quarter is less direct; ramifications are more numerous; the need for capable experts is more vital; the business problems are larger and more intricate. There are single departments in Washington that are more extensive and complex in their functions than the entire government even of so great a city as New York. They expend more money, employ more men, and reach out all over the world. Truly, the average citizen has no idea of their ramifications.

The following chapters are based upon a series of ten articles which appeared in the Outlook between May 30 and August 1, 1923, and it is through the courtesy of the editors of that publication that much of . . .

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