I agree that we have a political / institutional problem as suggested in previous posts. It seems to me that we have a major domestic political failure in the design of most state organizations. Several reforms of the public administration, even the development of regulatory organizations have been often confusing, during the last 20 years.
Before discussing their costs we should discuss first the rationale for many of the state organizations paid with current taxes and debt. The commitment of resources to each one should depend of course on a careful appraisal of their objectives. So the question is: how can we improve policy to make sure that this type of reasoning is not forgotten in institutional design?