After catching sound bits from the Healthcare shouting match, I've notice an interesting belief that somehow government is always bad and private industry is always good. The first mistake here is that people are arguing in absolutes. Public or private is not inherently good or bad. The second flaw is taking the debate out of the context of people. Individuals make up both companies or government organizations and the fact is that people are a mess. Greed, stupidity, vanity and laziness have contributed to awesome failures from both sides of the coin.