Slartibartfast wrote:I do not think those comments successfully overcome the difficulties. In fact, they simply add more difficulties.
Perhaps, but they are less difficult difficulties.
No, they really aren't. They are fundamental and fatal flaws (accidental alliteration always amuses).
I think you are under-perceiving that major areas of public service cannot be managed on a fluctuating, unreliable basis. The state is necessarily like the metaphorical super-tanker. The policy goals have to be set years ahead, and the funding to deliver it.