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Running govt as a business

There has been the running refrain in recent years -- government should run like a business. Former Treasury CIO Jim Flyzik has pointed out, rightly, what they are really talking about is the best of the private sector... and often compared to the worst of the public sector.

Slate.com has a piece comparing Wal-Mart and, say, FEMA.
What FEMA Could Learn From Wal-Mart [Slate.com, 9.23.2005]
Less than you think.


And the money quote:
There's no doubt the government could learn a great deal from the private sector about how to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster. But the private sector may have something to learn from the government, too.

You just don't read that very often.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Sep 26, 2005 at 12:14 PM


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