Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
"Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Please see the previous email about the guy whose dad was a civil
> engineer in the USAF (sorry I forget who it was). *That* is how
> government works.
I have heard similar stories, not only from within the US. But, is
this the way a government *has* to work?
> It is bureaucratic. It does things that do not make sense to any
> rational person. It does things that would be considered patently
> illegal if done by a private citizen or private business.
Maybe not done by a private business but within. Departments within
larger private businesses sometimes have the same problem. The issue
is not the fact that it is a government organization it is its size.
The farther away and the less directly connnected a person is who
decides over a budget the worse it gets. But, is there no way to
provide incentives to a person within a government organization to
make sensible decisions?