Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Fewtril #118

Everything in our bureaucracy is stripped of jollity in order that it be efficient – and yet that is the last thing one could impute to it! Rarely has so great a discrepancy existed between a system and its ideal as that between bureaucracy and efficiency.

3 comments:

niconoclast said...
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niconoclast said...

Governments come and go but bureaucracies endure (said someone) - and we have to endure them

Thomas Fuller said...

There's plenty of jollity in the public sector: but it is only visible to the onlooker. The more pompous our officials become, the more entertaining they are. At least we get some play-value out of them, if not much else.