The extent that income inequality has grown in the U.S. is disturbing. Only recently, in the wake of bank bailouts and the Occupy Wall Street movement, have Americans started noticing this disparity. Although protesters of the Occupy Wall Street movement demanded solutions, there were no clear signals on either side of the income gap what those solutions might be. Using a postmodern foundational approach, this paper explores the dynamics of income inequality. Highlighted are leading causes of the disparities entrenched in public policy with no solution. This paper submits that no single solution exists; rather a shift in American regime values is warranted. Looking through the lens of two key bureaucratic leaders, transactional and transformational leadership comparisons relative to unequal income injustices are explored. Finally, Mikesell‘s ―New Performance Budgeting‖ (2007) is considered as an alternative to Wildavsky‘s budget strategies.
"Bureaucracy and Income Disparity in America,"
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 6:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol6/iss1/6