A civil servant doesn’t make jokes.
In any bureaucracy, paper work increases as you spend more and more time reporting on the less and less you are doing.
And thus Bureaucracy, the giant power wielded by pygmies, came into the world.
I can’t stand this proliferation of paperwork. It’s useless to fight the forms. You’ve got to kill the people producing them.
If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn’t worth doing.
Bureaucrats are the only people in the world who can say absolutely nothing and mean it.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
If there is a way to delay in important decision, the good bureaucracy, public or private, will find it.
They came to study and apply sociological laws; they came with stars and badges and rules and regulations, bringing some of the red tape that had crawled across Earth like an alien weed, and letting it grow on Mars wherever it could take root. They began to plan people’s lives and libraries; they began to […]
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is the inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.