Public Sector thinking remains firmly inside the box
Your questions at 3.2 and 3.3 illustrate the public sector malaise very effectively.
Analysis in these terms simply accepts the existing corporate view that the direction of travel is right.
The underlying assumptions for most of the public sector need to be questioned as we seem to have forgotten why we are doing the things that are done.
Why do we want people to be educated properly, treated when they are sick etc? Instead the questions that get asked are how can we do it cheaper, how can we do less of it, are more people less pissed off with us than last year.
We need an honest COBA approach in the public sector if we are ever to do anything other than chase pennies and approval ratings.
Big brother is in the counting house counting out his money.