The textbook briefly mentions the differences between business administration and public administration. Do you think that someone who is successful in business administration will also be naturally successful at public administration? Why or why not? What are some of the skills that are transferable, and some that are not?
Privatization of public services is a popular topic of discussion among many municipalities. It is the hiring of private companies/contractors to do work that is normally the responsibility of government (trash removal, for instance). Are there drawbacks to privatization? What are the benefits? Are there circumstances or services which should never be privatized, and if so, why not?