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The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don't Work—and a Blueprint for Change

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“I am from the government and I am here to help you” is one of the three biggest lies, or so the old joke goes. Richard J. Gelles, dean of social policy at University of Pennsylvania, explains why government programs designed to cure social ills don’t work in sector after sector…and never could work. He demonstrates how each creates its own bureaucracy to monitor participa ...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published October 31st 2011 by Left Coast Press (first published September 30th 2011)
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Richard J. Gelles is Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also holds the Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence. He is Director for the Center for Research on Youth & Social Policy and Co-Director of the Field Center for Children's Policy Practice & Research.

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