In reality, people are so dumb that stories have no suspense and no drama: “The Termites”. The “crime of the century” was actually quite boring. The robbers got into the bank, took a nap, and left the other day. The police have no clue of their whereabouts. What happened in 1976 shows us how incompetent they really are. The chief of the robbers gang simply jumped out of the window during court hearings and was never seen again until his death!
This proves again that every public office is just a bunch of people who haven’t got any incentives to improve their performance, because they get paid anyway. There is nobody who could drive police out of business. I don’t think that police officers are naturally ‘lazier’ or more imcompetent than someone who has a job in private business. It’s the incentives that matter. Incentives are part of systems. And systems form people.