By incorporating proven business and technological strategies, Jared Kushner's new White House Office of American Innovation aims to make the federal government more business-like and therefore more efficient. This team of executive consultants comprises top business leaders, such as Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, among others, whose business expertise will be called upon to help improve the government's workflow, productivity, etc., reports Ethan Wolff-Mann in Yahoo Finance. He adds that President Trump envisions that modern technology and innovation will solve problems with government bureaucracy and outdated IT, producing more results for citizens.
Running the goverment like a business won't work because the federal government is simply not a business. The starkest contrast between the two entities, accoring to a video by Fusion, is that the goal of a business is to maximize profit, which typically conflicts with the goal of a president of a democratic government, which is to recognize the will of the people and provide them with care, security, infrastructure, etc., with no regard for profits. Plus, notes Fusion, in a business, the owners and CEO have authority, while a democracy is supposedly run by its citizens. Unless we live in a totalitarian dictatorship, the government can be challenged and protested, unlike a CEO of a business.