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A Classification of Ways Advisors Dissent

DeLong on how to dissent as an adviser. But what to do if you are a career civil servant?

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A Classification of Ways Advisors Dissent
A classification of the ways advisors dissent:
1. Resign and go into opposition to the government
2. Resign and go into opposition to the policy
3. Keep your job and publicly dissent from the policy
4. Keep your job, leak your opposition to the policy to the press, and after you leave office announce your dissent
5. Keep your job and tell your opposition to a few close friends, and after you leave office announce your dissent
6. Keep your job and tell your opposition to a few close friends
7. Keep your job and tell your opposition to yourself
8. Keep your job, tell your opposition to yourself, and publicly endorse the policy
9. Keep your job, tell your opposition to yoursel, endorse the policy, and keep on endorsing the policy until you die

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