Tag Archives: bureaucracy

China Redux?

A major meme driving conservatives’ disparagement, nay hatred, of Obamacare, is that it is a socialistic approach to medicine, something that is ruining “the greatest healthcare system in the world” by turning competitive businesses (the medical industrial complex) into a … Continue reading

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Financial Reputations

Americas have a continuing love/hate relationship with government.  On the one hand we hate to be told what to do, but on the other we like to have someone in a neutral corner to arbitrate disputes in the interest of … Continue reading

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Our Man In Liliput

National columnist Dan K. Thomasson chooses to rail against bureaucracy in today’s Joplin Globe (3/11/11).  The attention would seem to be deserved because the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or SIGTARP for short, is a bureaucratic … Continue reading

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A State of Denial, in Haiku

The book “State of Denial” by Bob Woodward, the story of the George W. Bush presidency and the Iraq war, is one of the most remarkable histories I have ever read. It is a work of great effort and meticulous, … Continue reading

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Washington Works?

I post this in sympathetic reaction to Anson Burlingame’s diatribe, just published in his blog today.  His frustration with “bureaucrats” caused me to dig out of my ancient files a document I find pertinent to the subject.  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Government Intelligence, An Oxymoron For Sure

The editorial in today’s Globe, “Accountable Intelligence” decries the lack of accountability in America’s intelligence community.  It’s good as far as it goes and it echoes a theme I have posted on often.  In fact, it was one of my … Continue reading

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Who Will Guard The Guards?

A Globe editorial today (4/28/2010) commenting on “Financial Reform” questions, among other things, whether the bill under debate ought to “create a (financial system) consumer protection agency”, adding, “We thought we already had several of those.”  This is a point … Continue reading

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