Can, Should, and Ultimately How Do Governments Respond to Policy Gaps: Responsibilities of the Public Administrator in the Twenty-First Century - Refering to the Novel Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life by Robert Drago
There is no denying that the American landscape is under significant stress. As Robert Drago writes in Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life, “our economy and society are rigged to create imbalance. (Drago, 3)” These trends are discernable, most notably in a growing care, gender, and income gap. However, what lays at the very heart of this disease are societal norms. Many have too little work, too little money, and too much spare time while many have too much work, too much money, and not enough spare time. It is the responsibility of the government to intervene on behalf of every citizen’s health and wellbeing, despite their misunderstanding of intentions.