The concept of Reinventing Government, from the 1992 book by the same name, offers no clue about what government should or shouldn’t do.
Should we try to make government better, or smaller?
Should the state introduce more creative lottery games, or get out of the gambling business altogether?
Should it improve profit margins in state-controlled liquor stores, or privatize them?
Should it try to create jobs through economic development programs, or remove regulations, taxes, and other impediments that prevent the private sector from creating more jobs itself?
Our Founding Fathers saw good government as the protector of our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness―not the supplier of our entertainment, alcohol, and employment.
Legitimate questions about the role of government get lost in the zeal to simply make it better.