the halls of government: SSA

A fun short video about a mural in the SSA building.

Watch Ben Shahn’s The Meaning of Social Security on PBS. See more from WETA Around Town.

halls of government – the white house

“Center Hall; View looking east (1993-with new carpets) – White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia.” Historic American Buildings Survey 134-678. Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division.

halls of government: german edition

Ministry of the Interior, Berlin, Germany

Note: Working in a foreign government after working in US Government highlighted some inefficiencies in how both sides do business. For example, in Germany government workers are entitled to a window in their office. Working in the US government, when I was last promoted, it was to a windowless office from a cube. Did this affect my productivity? I think so. Does it cost the German government a lot more money to give everyone natural light? I bet.