Busybodies

This one’s by the mysterious Lord T. Don’t think I’ve ever seen the Trifecta boys so angry:

4 comments for “Busybodies

  1. August 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Yes, saw that last night (Pacific Standard Time). Personally I think the bureaucrats are people who panic whenever someone asks them to do anything, then scurry off to hide behind the ‘rules’, having cocked everything up magnificently.

  2. Ted Treen
    August 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Bureaucrats rarely achieve much – well, not much for anyone else. This is fully summed up byJerry Pournelle in his Iron Law of Bureaucracy:-

    Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself.

    Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach children, vs. union representative who work to protect any teacher including the most incompetent.

    The Iron Law states that in all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions.

    • robofclanlennox
      August 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      I’m reading ‘Utopia of Rules’ by David Graeber (an anthropologist, interestingly) and read the same material. A very readable and enlightening work that is joining many dots for me. I’ll grab a copy of Pournelle’s book but sounds like they are working from the same info. I’m seeing the insane and impersonal development of bureaucracy and the single biggest issue we need to address and face down. You can have a lot of fun playing with bureaucrats… That’s all we need to do. Be awkward buggers and stop giving them our information. 🙂

  3. Greg Tingey
    August 23, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Actually, b-cats ban things because they are STUPID

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