This is welcome:
So what we now seem to have is a huge bundle of surveillance pseudo solutions, mainly aimed at funneling money to consortia dependent on government contracts, on the lookout for problems and seeking justification through random insertion into various aspects of policy. This seems relevant:
All the time the established boundary between ‘state' and ‘civil society', between ‘public goods and private benefits', is being redrawn, or broken down altogether. What emerges is neither an enhanced private sector, nor coherent state provision, but rather a hybrid, dependent on public finances to survive, and increasingly operating according to a mixture of political, administrative and business models that makes little sense. Via.