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  • If we give the bureaucrats our children, we may as well give them everything else.

  • Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.

  • Seen from the point of view of the particular group interests of the bureaucrats, every measure that makes the government's payroll swell is progress.

    Ludwig Von Mises, Murray Newton Rothbard (1980). “Planning for freedom, and sixteen other essays and addresses”, Libertarian Press, Incorporated
  • Nobody can be at the same time a correct bureaucrat and an innovator

    Ludwig Von Mises (1944). “Bureaucracy”
  • When government 'creates jobs' by taking money from the private sector and 'investing' in favored projects, it is not truly productive activity. Rather, the government has preempted the economic process, forbidding it to serve consumers so that it can instead serve the objectives of politicians and bureaucrats.

  • Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats.

  • The money we spend on education should follow the choice of the parents, not the choice of educrats, bureaucrats, politicians, who, unfortunately, have been manipulating this process in their own career interests, not in the interests of our young people.

  • I offer a better way for America with ideas that actually work, a reformed tax code that rewards free enterprise instead of just enterprising lobbyists. A reformed health care system that operates by free choice instead of by force and doesn't leave you answering to cold, clueless bureaucrats. A commitment to a renewed commitment to building a 21st Century military and giving our veterans the care that they were promised and the care that they earned.

    Source: www.foxnews.com
  • For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

    Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels (1975). “Collected works”
  • The aristocrats and bureaucrats are dirty rats.

    Dirty   Politics   Rats  
    Song: Brainwashed
  • When people abuse these freedoms to enrich themselves at the expense of others, then the public will demand the government to step in. That is how government grows, and how freedom is diminished.... When financial meltdowns occur, the public's outrage drives government to take over part of the private sector. When the government does so, it replaces irresponsible executives with unaccountable bureaucrats. That takes us out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  • Bureaucrats behave very differently than a private-sector manager because their motivations are different. Permanent bureaucrats, no matter how senior, worry about their next job.

  • Even before the agricultural revolution began in the Fertile Crescent about 10,000 years ago, humans had learned how to work with new technology. Those who could not or would not eventually became priests, politicians, and bureaucrats.

  • A bureaucrat is one who has the power to say "no" but none to say "yes."

    Russell L. Ackoff (2006). “A Little Book of F-Laws”, p.12, Triarchy Press Limited
  • A businessman cannot force you to buy his product; if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. If bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you.

    "The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z".
  • The difference between management and administration (which is what bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.

  • The clear, unmistakable sign of a bureaucrat is somebody who worries about whether he has a window.

    Worry   Window   Egomania  
  • You can't fix a fundamentally broken law; you've got to replace it. That's why Congress can't save Obamacare with a few tweaks, despite what its defenders say. No quick fix can correct the main flaw: The law takes power away from patients and hands it to bureaucrats.

    Law   Obamacare   Hands  
    "Obamacare Is Beyond Repair' by Paul Ryan, www.realclearpolitics.com. January 6, 2015.
  • More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other.

    Albert Camus (2012). “The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt”, p.216, Vintage
  • Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat's dream. If you control carbon, you control life.

  • Many pioneers of these industrial changes, it is true, became rich. But they acquired their wealth by supplying the public with motor cars, airplanes, radio sets, refrigerators, moving and talking pictures, and variety of less spectacular but no less useful innovations. These new products were certainly not an achievement of offices and bureaucrats.

    Ludwig Von Mises (1985). “Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War”, Libertarian Press
  • The people want government that works for them at every level. They want good government that begins at their doorstep in the barangay, and does not end before the closed door of a bureaucrat in Metro Manila.

    State of the Nation Address, July 25, 2005.
  • What the hell is social justice? What sort of fool can imagine income equality as dictated by bureaucrats and government thugs? I dare anyone to attempt to explain those drug-inspired fantasies in meaningful terms.

    Source: www.usatoday.com
  • Under this law (Controlled Substances Act) a bureaucrat-usually not elected-decides whether or not a substance is dangerous and how dangerous that substance is. There's no more messing around with legislatures, presidents, or other bothersome formalities. When MDMA (ecstasy) was made illegal in 1986, no elected official voted on that. It was done "in house." People are now in jail because they did something that an administrator declared was wrong.

    Law   Jail   People  
    Peter McWilliams (1996). “Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country”, Mary Book / Prelude Press
  • I'd like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company.

  • People change their opinion according to your position. And both politicians and bureaucrats begin to take you more seriously, as they suddenly feel you have become more important

  • All government operation is wasteful, inefficient, and serves the bureaucrat rather than the consumer.

  • There's a long history of presidents coming in, saying they're gonna to take on the bureaucracy. What they really mean is they're gonna try to shift the emphasis of where those bureaucrats are gonna work and how they're gonna spend their time towards achieving objectives that presidents want to achieve.

    Mean   Long   Trying  
    Source: www.npr.org
  • One thing about bureaucrats is that they never swallow their young. Leave them alone and you'll find them increasing every year.

  • Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police to see that our papers are in order. At least spare us their morality when we write.

    Michel Foucault, Jeremy Carrette (2013). “Religion and Culture”, p.13, Routledge
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