During one of their debates in 2012, Mitt Romney said to Barack Obama, “the private sector always does it better.”
That’s Gospel for a certain strain of political thought, but it’s flat wrong. But it has nonetheless driven public policy from many quarters though – despite the glowing promises of cost-effectiveness, savings, and improved service – it often works to the detriment of taxpayers and their quality of life.
In her Atlantic piece, skewers the myth nicely.
There is already a fair bit of information out there on this subject, but it’s nonetheless a message that needs constant repetition.