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Abstract

In the late 19th century, a scientific feud of epic proportions commenced between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison over electrical systems. Patents, bragging rights, and legacies were all on the line as the intellectual battle raged between Tesla’s alternating-current (AC) versus Edison’s direct-current (DC) electrical systems. Even today, any diehard science geek holds an opinion on whether Tesla or Edison was the real Father of Invention. In much the same way, the field of public administration has a complicated and conflicted genealogy.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source Publication

Ethics in Fiscal Administration: An Introduction

Version

Accepted Version

Publication Date

2018

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