The laws of bureaucracy

The three laws of bureaucracy by Mr. North:

  1. No matter how tightly the by-laws are written for a tax-funded agency, some agency bureaucrat will exceed common sense in his attempt to follow the text.
  2. The bureaucracy will back up the bureaucrat who does this until such time as there is a revolt by those funding the bureaucracy.
  3. All bureaucracies seek to secure guaranteed future income from the taxpayers, no matter what the taxpayers say or do.
  4. The taxpayers will finally revolt.

I think I have seen other lists like this one, but it is a good one. Mr. North has it wrapped up well.

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