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Government: The World’s Oldest Profession

September 10, 2012

Aspen ElectsWith so much of the 2012 election being about the proper role of government, we wanted to kick-off this “Election 2012” series with the following video of Houston Mayor Annise Parker. At the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival Mayor Parker stressed the importance of moving away from a consumer model of government and of citizens reengaging with community and government. Parker calls government, “a service organization, not a business.” What do you think is the proper role for government in 2012 and beyond?