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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Policy Police: Return of the repossessed #7

Here's the latest episode. I've been away on holiday, so hopefully can be forgiven drifting into the 2nd week of the month with this one.
There's a commonplace idea that the public sector is a good and moral thing, whereas private sector involvement brings competition which is a bad or immoral thing.

In fact, there's plenty of competition within the public sector. Competition between departments or agencies for resources or reputation. Competition among individuals for position. All the competition that you'd find in the private sector is there, except competition to provide a better service at a better price. Keeping the "bad" competition while excluding the "good".

This is an an underlying theme in Policy Police generally, and surfaces in this episode as Zee's schadenfreude and Angelus' willingness to sell a "colleague" for a better pension.

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