This book explains one of the major problems with any attempt at success in any enterprise, most of the rest of the problems being covered by 'Systemantics'. In fact this book with its emphasis on the rewards of ineptitude and inertia might be the handbokk for the Civil Service and the basis for the concept of Yes Minister. The real tragedy here is we recognise the thruth and find it funny insetad of getting angry. So the country is not perfectly absolutely skint despite the best efforts of those in charge. The unanswered question is "What keeps it going?