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A question that many Americans ponder is should the US government be run more like a business Should it be mandatory for government to follow the same basic rules and principles that all business are required to obey These questions become very blurry and can become difficult to determine the boundaries that should separate business from government Most Americans agree that it would be beneficial for the government to be operated in a business-like model but how would it change the government that we are accustomed to today Government and business run on different principles and guidelines but according to Box 1999 Despite the considerable success of market-like reforms in increasing the efficiency of governmental bureaucracies there remains a sense that something is wrong p 19 Not everyone is in agreement that the government should be run like a business Many people would say it would be equally as bad to run business like government There will never be a definite answer on which one is more efficient or effective because there are strengths and weaknesses to both argumentsThe public sector has been pressed in the last several years to alter its model to become more effective and efficient as a system Many citizens want the government to become smaller and operate under a balanced budget like you would see in a business setting In a business world one must operate within a balanced budget If you exceed your budget limitations your business would cease to exist whereas in government if they exceed the amount we have to spend they continue to print more money and remain in operation In a business income must exceed the expenses you start with in order to gain a net profit but is it logical that government keeps spending money that they dont haveThe difference between running a business and running the government boils down to the drive that motivates each
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