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Definition of Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

  1. A system of carrying on the business of government by means of departments or bureaus, each under the control of a chief, in contradiction to a system in which the officers of government have an associated authority and responsibility; also, government conducted on this system.
  2. Government officials, collectively.

Bureaucracy Quotations

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.
Thomas Sowell

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
Aldous Huxley

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Honore de Balzac

Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Bureaucracy Translations

bureaucracy in French is bureaucratie
bureaucracy in Spanish is burocracia

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