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Resource ID: #28835
Subject: Government Corruption
Source: Ian MacDougall,
Affiliation: ProPublica, The New York Times Magazine
Date: May 14, 2019; December 3, 2019; December 10, 2019; December 14, 2019



This series examined the risk of corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse that has accompanied the recent expansion of management consulting into the government sector. The series interrogates this issue through a deep dive into the public-sector work of McKinsey & Company, the oldest and most prestigious of the major global consulting firms. At their core, these stories depict a growth-hungry, profit-driven consultancy trafficking in dubious tactics to secure and retain multimillion-dollar contracts for government work that falls far outside its corporate expertise, blinded all the while to the limits of its competency by a deep-seated hubris. (It is an article of faith within McKinsey that bright, young generalists apply
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