The Procurement Money Pit
Those who cannot learn the lessons of the past are condemned to repeat them.
A procurement money pit is sticky, like La Brea … and you don’t get change
Coming soon to a procurement money pit near you … Aircraft carriers, the UK Olympics, UK Ministry of Defence overspends, fraud and error, concealed and almost concealed, IT screw-ups, charging for services never delivered … there’s a vast wad of mis-spent money, never mind the crazy espousal of HS2
(UK High Speed Train) and Trident renewal.
Saving Pensions and Angry Mentions
Cost and Loss
I’m a member of the 65+ brigade. So far I’m thankful for my health and *some* fitness.
The heat (ar! ar!) generated at the beginning of this post interested me. Why are we angry with government incompetence and ineptitude? This is the way we citizens have allowed our world/life to become.
- How might we (better) use the energy of our anger?
- Can we apply it to demand and secure change for the better?
The harsh present and bleak future we curse and moan about is something we can fix … if we’ve a mind to. There’s little point in being angry about things. Doing nothing enforces the way things are.
Is political ideology the key? Who of our political leaders or parties inspire you? How will more of the same benefit our children and grandchildren?
Tom Lehrer said “Life is like a sewer — what you get out of it depends on what you put into it…”
Am I alone in my concerns about this? We are where we are. What are we going to do about it?
by Mac Logan
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