Citizens Can’t Get No Satisfaction


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Americans are fed up. The government is not living up to their expectations. Trust is deteriorating every year.

Donald Trump rode this wave of dissatisfaction all the way to the Oval Office. But does he really understand why citizens are dissatisfied? Do citizens themselves understand why the government appears to be failing them?

In this episode, we question these perceptions—and the solutions they imply—with Gregg Van Ryzin, Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark.

Audio excerpt from President Trump’s Inaugural Address courtesy of VOA News (

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