As an addendum...
to my not yet appeared post as AC.
I thought I should describe the <ahem> 'concept (?) (see below) as an aspect or manifestation of the greedy algorithm. But that would not do a great deal of justice to the greedy algorithm.
No, the concepts are more related a newer breed of inflationary algorithm - an initially publicly acceptable manifestation of the inflationary algorithm.
Scenario 1 - Sgt Bilko algorithm in failed mode
1.1 Hardware & services in UK are provided from the public purse by government decree
1.2 Said hardware & services are resold back to the public
1.3 Public get a bit fidgety and restless. "Hey! Have we not already paid for these?" said the public?
Scenario 2 - (un)civil servant algorithm
2.1 Hardware & services in UK are provided from the public purse by government decree
2.2 Said hardware & services are resold back to a enterprising organization
2.3 Said enterprising organization adds levies to its costs incurred because of the framework government used
2.4 Public servants rejoice that using a proxy (abovementioned enterprising organization) has avoided errors in Sgt Bilko (failed) algorithm described above full of confidence that the lifestyle, hopes and aspirations that are reasonable for one to wish for have now been formally endorsed.