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Mythbuster: The private sector is more efficient than the public sector”


Private sector dynamism versus public sector inefficiency has been a dominant political narrative of the last few decades. It has supplied the excuse for upheaval in many of the public services that we rely on. Yet from healthcare costs to train company subsidies, evidence of private sector superiority is thin. The public sphere in its broadest sense – including voluntary, mutual, cooperative and social enterprise models – can be more efficient and more effective.

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