Paul Light
Light on Leadership

Paul Light is author of the Light on Leadership blog for On Leadership. He is also NYU Wagner’s Paulette Goddard professor of public service, and was the founding director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Public Service.

Latest by Paul Light

The nonprofit sector’s haircut

The nonprofit sector’s haircut

If a nonprofit can’t explain how every dollar given generates more than a dollar in results, it should close its doors — and many have. 

Now or never for good-government groups to take a stand

Now or never for good-government groups to take a stand

Now that there's a real chance to put government reorganization into the debt package, these groups have only days to help the debate.

Why Mark Warner needs Paul Volcker

Why Mark Warner needs Paul Volcker

And why both of them need the good-government community.

Is painless debt relief possible?

Is painless debt relief possible?

There is another option for the kind of comprehensive reform that just might generate $1 trillion or more in bureaucratic savings.