Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.— Ronald Reagan
Unconventional Bureaucracies quotations
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.
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society.
Some third person decides your fate: this is the whole essence of bureaucracy.
The money power preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes.
Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.
Bureaucracy and social harmony are inversely proportional to each other.
I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.
Britain has invented a new missile. It's called the civil servant - it doesn't work and it can't be fired.
Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.
An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
Unnecessary bureaucracy hinders creativity, growth, justice and the attainment of peace.
It is curious to note that when for reasons of conscience, people refuse to kill, they are often exempted from active military duty. But there are no exemptions for people who, for reasons of conscience, refuse to financially support the bureaucracy that actually does the killing. Apparently, the state takes money more seriously than life.
The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline.
Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.
We're getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we're releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers.
No method of procedure has ever been devised by which liberty could be divorced from local self-government. No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline.
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.
You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.
Any practice of business which would dominate the country by its own selfish interest is a destruction of equality of opportunity. Government in business, except in emergency, is also a destruction of equal opportunity and the incarnation of tyranny through bureaucracy.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
I think there's definitely billions and billions in waste, fraud and abuse.
There's billions that can be generated in the economy by eliminating the bureaucracy.
Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Un-corrupted.
The monstrosity of bureaucracy, I thought: always the pint-pot judging the gallon, the scribe's, the door-keeper's world. Always the stupidity of people who feel certain about things they never try to find out. A world that educates people to be ignorant - that is what this world of ours is.
Charters give public school teachers the flexibility to design programs to the individual student needs. They no longer have to go to a distant bureaucracy to ask for permission. By being allowed to make their own decisions the teachers are able to create strong partnerships with parents.
If for no other reason, personal pride should prompt every governor and state legislator to take a secessionist attitude; they were not elected to be lackeys of the federal bureaucracy.
As we all learned from the sorry experience of state-sanctioned bureaucracies in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, decentralization in education is crucial to both freedom and excellence.
I guess this is why I hate governments, all governments.
It is always the rule, the fine print, carried out by fine-print men. There's nothing to fight, no wall to hammer with frustrated fists.
If there is a way to delay an important decision, the good bureaucracy, public or private, will find it.