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5.10.2007

The Purpose of Bureaucracy

To apportion power without accountability as widely as possible.

Famed Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises had an interesting corrollary: the purpose of government is to use its monopoly on violence to create shortages.

Let that sink in---you'll see how elegant and apt that description is. Savor it.

Then ask yourself why Washington invariably creates yet another bureaucracy whenever politicians get criticized. When you need to solve a problem, you never create a bureaucracy, unless the problem you're solving is too much transparency and accountability for comfort.

Makes sense, doesn't it?

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