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In a recent post I pointed out that one of the big questions discussed in the public sector these days is should government be run like a business. As James Ferabee points out in his article Can Government Services Be Run Like a Business? There is a whopping difference between the overall mission and mandate of a government service provider and any private business.
On March 5th, Donald J. Savoie published an op-ed in the Citizen in which [...]
Recent polls are indicating that Canadians may be growing weary of, even hostile to, all those Economic Action Plan ads being run by the federal government for the last four years.
Eight polls the Finance Department commissioned between 2009 and 2012 suggest the TV, radio, print and Internet ads are starting to fizzle, and annoying some people. The most-recently released survey has respondents calling the material “propaganda” and a “waste of money,” while fewer people than ever are taking any [...]
One of the big questions discussed in the public sector these days is should government be run like a business. In addition, we have seen many examples of business men and women running for office suggesting that they can improve government by running government like a business. Based on past experience, business people who want to run government like a business usually fail because government is not a business with a bottom line.
Now, no one would ever question that government [...]