Bringing Power to Knowledge. Choosing Policies to Use Decentralized Knowledge

  • William A. Niskanen
Conference paper


For most of my adult life, I have worked as a policy analyst, to advise the prince, to bring knowledge to power. That has often been a frustrating and morally challenging profession. That can also be a valuable and honorable profession. Most of this conference is focused on the challenge of improving the knowledge available to and used by our political leaders. That was also the focus of a similarly distinguished group of scholars and senior politicians at a symposium organized by the Library of Congress ten summers ago.’


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Niskanen
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  1. 1.The Cato InstituteNWUSA

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