Lewis D. Eigen Quotes

I have found in my years of working in the government than when I face a choice of explanations of venality or incompetence in explaining some government activities, it is almost always incompetence that explains it. It often appears to be venality because we do not realize how incompetent government and large private organizations can be sometimes.

 
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Lewis D. Eigen, Political Historical Editor, Associate Director, U. S. Job Corps (Democrat), Scholar & Educator, Businessperson, Scholar & Educator, Director, National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, Member, Board of Directors, National Civil Service League, Technologist, Historian & Writer, Advice to Reporters covering the War on Poverty, 1965

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  • Born: September 6, 1936
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Polymath
Biography

Lewis D. Eigen is the Senior Research Scientist & Chief Technology Officer at BEA Enterprises Inc. based in Potomac, Maryland, USA. He has worked as Mathematician, Psychologist, Technologist. Software Engineer, Government & Corporate Executive (Public & Private Corporations), Educator, Quotation Compiler & Editor. He is the author of 13 books, over 100 research articles and papers, over 500 multi-media training modules and more than a dozen computer products / systems. In government he has served as the First Associate Director of the U. S. Job Corps, the Director of the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, and as a member of the the Johnson Task Force for the War on Poverty, the MacNamara Commission on Military Transition to Civilian Life, and as a Senior Editor and Peer Reviewer for the National Institutes of Health

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