Ever wonder why there is no government agency checking on the cost effectiveness of government services? I do. Simple, the government will not allow it. Why cut their own throats if they can just lie about their results?
To get back to the key question as to why governments are inherently not capable of getting anything done cost effectively? Two answers: First, if you cannot fire employeesfor misfeasance or malfeasance, I say you have no right to expect that employee to actually do their job. Misfeasance and malfeasance are fancy words that mean not doing what you are supposed to either because you are incompetent or even worse, knowing better and still not doing the job.