Today I and some colleagues were discussing how Germany as a country does such a great job in managing its finances, balancing growth but not hurting the poor by keeping significant social welfare programs in place.
One colleague conjectured that this must be because they run the country very efficiently. We quickly considered things were other countries waste resources unnecessarily, simple things like Food wastage in the US.
Now I read the news about a very common phenomena in Indian Parliament, that of adjourning the session for the day  because our MPs won't let the house work for whatever protest they are up to. All the parties (we have more than 2) do this all the time. It is such a massive waste of resources of the Nation.
By some simple estimates each day when Indian Parliament in session costs the nation about 1.8 Million dollars  (assuming 6 hours of work). In past 3 days we have lost 5.4 Million US Dollars worth of work with zero output.
Talk about wasting resources.