Category: private bureaucracy

Bureaucracies – our saviours or our assassins?

Rick has a lovely piece on defending bureaucracy as a Good Thing.  It starts off like this: Gus O’Donnell presented a thought-provoking programme on Radio 4 this morning, In Defence of Bureaucracy. He presented two arguments. Firstly, you can’t get much…

It’s the people, stupid!

This post is about two tweets which came my way yesterday.  Both speak of the importance of personal responsibility.  The first describes its reach in private industry (in this case, I believe in relation to a recent story on the…

"Dear job"

It’s like a “Dear John” letter – but to an employer.  Or not exactly to an employer – just once removed, the job itself.  Not the cause of our misery exactly; rather, its manifestation.  A sad piece of lovely writing…

The shock and awe of an EU referendum

Those demanding that we have a referendum on the European Union are playing the shock-and-awe card once again.  This from the Sun today: All the PM has to do now is give us that referendum on Europe he promised and…