There is one large part of the public sector that seems to be outside of the scope of public management. The vast and often highly costly programmes which transfer money to people do not appear to bend themselves to the logic of public management with its focus upon efficiency Social security is not about the provision of goods and services but concerns citizens’ rights, so-called entitlements. Few question the justice inherent in entitlements, but what is contested is the size of the transfer payments as well as how they are to be financed.