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Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 4th, 2007 at 05:04:58 AM EST
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In fact, I've heard arguments about "all of the above" and I reject them all.

I know, from empirical observation, that private organisations can be just as wasteful.

I know, from empirical observation, that public organisations do not have to be unreasonably wasteful.

But, I have to admit, that the British experience has been that these things are a major challenge for large British public sector organisations. And we need to develop further the alternative narrative of how to address this problem, as the right only proposes privatisation...

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Jun 4th, 2007 at 05:45:32 AM EST
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One of my bugbears with public organisations is the huge amount that is spent on committees (and management too) - first class travel, 4 or 5 star hotels and in many cases a daily rate for attending committees or events.

I currently hold a public appointment and always request standard class train journeys and give enough time for tickets to be booked in advance to keep the costs down. I was a stakeholder representative a few years ago for another committee which seemed even more wasteful with luxuries that we can really get by without, but that comes from some kind of middle class elitism rather than poor planning.

In the back of my head, always, is - "this is public money"...

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 4th, 2007 at 06:52:34 AM EST
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