Government industry pros:
Not-for-profit -> lower cost.*
Bureaucrats too lazy and unmotivated to bother trying to screw you.
Government industry cons:
Lazy-ass incompetent employees -> less efficient -> higher cost.*
Incompetent or corrupt employees have too much job security.
Less competition -> higher cost
Increases size of budget -> Justifies higher taxes and more data mining -> leads to an even bigger and more powerful government.
Lack of internal auditing. Money disappears into a black hole. Poorly managed.
Private industry pros:
More competent employees.
Incompetent of corrupt employees easily terminated - > lower cost**
Separation of powers -> less money and data going to the government
More competition -> lower cost.
Very efficiently managed -> lower cost
Private industry cons:
For profit -> often out to screw you -> higher cost**
Sacrifice the long-term welfare of their employees and clients for short-term profitability.
Sacrifice environmental sustainability for short-term profitability.
Very efficiently managed + Lack of government oversight + lax regulations = very effective at profiting off your back.
Private industry in cahoots with the government:
You are screwed and on your own.
The verdict: Either way we are screwed. Pick your poison.
Possible alternative: A member-run cooperative organization?
* Notice the theoretical contradiction.
** Notice yet another theoretical contradiction.