The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy , a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.
To maintain this state of things we make all our achievements in science and technology serve organised mass murder; we educate our youth into uniformed killers, deliver the people to the soulless tyranny of a Bureaucracy, put men from the cradle to the grave under police supervision, erect everywhere jails and penitentiaries, and fill every land with whole armies of informers and spies. Should not such "order," from whose infected womb are born eternally brutal power, injustice, lies, crime and moral rottennesslike poisonous germs of destructive plagues gradually convince even conservative minds that it is order too dearly bought?rudolf rocker
To him, a stilted geometric love of arrangement was “ system ,” an indefatigable and feverish interest in the pettiest facets of day-to-day Bureaucracy was “industry,” indecision when right was “caution,” and blind stubbornness when wrong, “determination.”Isaac Asimov
Bureaucracy, theruleof no one, hasbecomethemodern form of despotism.Joseph McCarthy
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.mary mccarthy
The church is a major Bureaucracy, and major bureaucracies are disobedient to the gospel.philip berrigan
The great danger of humane punishment is that people will come to accept state murder as something sanitary. I don't think Bureaucracy should ever be entrusted with that kind of power.jerry brown
The idea of a rational Bureaucracy, of skill, merit, and consistency, is essential to all modern states.bernard crick
My measures will not be crippled by any Bureaucracy. Here I don't have to worry about Justice; my mission is only to destroy and to exterminate; nothing more.hermann göring
It is a popular error that Bureaucracy is less flexible than private enterprise. It may be so in detail, but when large scale adaptations have to be made, central control is far more flexible. It may take two months to get an answer to a letter from a government department, but it takes twenty years for an industry under private enterprise to readjust itself to a fall in demand.joan robinson
The techniques of artificial intelligence are to the mind what Bureaucracy is to human social interaction.terry winograd
The Popular Unity government represented the first attempt anywhere to build a genuinely democratic transition to socialism a socialism that, owing to its origins, might be guided not by authoritarian Bureaucracy, but by democratic self-rule.salvador allende
In a corporate state, all attempts to reduce Bureaucracy increase it.anthony daniels
By the standards of honest, if unorthodox, accounting, government workers don't pay taxes, but are paid out of taxes. In other words, they pay taxes out of money confiscated from taxpayers, who, in turn, pay taxes twice: on their own income and on the income of members of the Bureaucracy. At the very least, this should disqualify state workers from voting."ilana mercer
In the Bureaucracy, incentives will forever be inverted. Failure results in success: in more funds, more training, more time off.ilana mercer
A Bureaucracy always tends to become a pedantocracy.john stuart mill
I fear you. As victors, you may become the Bureaucracy: doling out to each his bit as in a poorhouse, assigning to each his task as in a prison. And you will exterminate the creator of new worlds, the free human will, and stop up the purest well of human happiness the power of the one to face thousands, to stand up to peoples and generations.isaac leib peretz
If you are going to sin , sin against God , not the Bureaucracy . God will forgive you but the Bureaucracy won't.hyman g. rickover
The State is a collection of officials, different for difference purposes, drawing comfortable incomes so long as the status quo is preserved. The only alteration they are likely to desire in the status quo is an increase of Bureaucracy and the power of bureaucrats.bertrand russell
By the standards of honest, if unorthodox, accounting, government workers don't pay taxes, but are paid out of taxes. In other words, they pay taxes out of money confiscated from taxpayers, who, in turn, pay taxes twice: on their own income and on the income of members of the Bureaucracy. At the very least, this should disqualify state workers from voting."
In the Bureaucracy, incentives will forever be inverted. Failure results in success: in more funds, more training, more time off.
You and your descendants have to ascertain whether this great mass will hold together under the forms of a republic, and the despotic reality of universal suffrage; whether state rights will hold out against centralisation, without separation, whether centralisation will get the better, without actual or disguised monarchy; whether shifting corruption is better than a permanent Bureaucracy; and as population thickens in your great cities, and the pressure of what is felt, the gaunt spectre of pauperism will stalk among you, and communism and socialism will claim to be heard.thomas henry huxley
Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and Bureaucracy rises as the only deciding factor.
If you are going to sin, sin against God , not the Bureaucracy . God will forgive you but the Bureaucracy won't.
The techniques of artificial intelligence are to the mind what Bureaucracy is to human social interaction.