"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else."
"Thus, the public has two hopes, and Government makes two promises--many benefits and no taxes. Hopes and promises, which, being contradictory, can never be realised."
Policy has three stages
In the first place, there is a decision to make a decision(arising from problems).
The policy process then moves on to a different set of decisions about exactly:
- what should be done
- how it should be done
- and when it should be done.