Bureaucracy

2.4. The Crux of Bureaucratic Management

May 2, 1944
A government bureau is not a profit-seeking enterprise.

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2.5. Bureaucratic Personnel Management

May 2, 1944
A bureaucrat differs from a non-bureaucrat precisely because he is working in a field in which it is impossible to appraise the result of a man's effort in terms of money.

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3.1. The Impractiability of Government All-round Control

May 2, 1944
The very idea of central planning by the state is self-contradictory.

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3.2. Public Enterprise within a Market Economy

May 2, 1944
As soon as an undertaking is no longer operated under the profit motive, other principles must be adopted for the conduct of its affairs.

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4.1. How Government Interference and the Impairment of the Profit Motive Drive Business Toward Bureaucratization

May 2, 1944
No private enterprise will ever fall prey to bureaucratic methods of management if it is operated with the sole aim of making profit.

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4.2. Interference with the Height of Profit

May 2, 1944
The virtue of the profit system is that it puts on improvements a premium high enough to act as an incentive to take high risks.

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4.3. Interference with the Choice of Personnel

May 2, 1944
Government meddling with private enterprise paralyzes initiative and breeds bureaucratism.

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4.4. Unlimited Dependence on the Discretion of Government Bureaus

May 2, 1944
In the bureaucratic environment the entrepreneur must resort to two means: diplomacy and bribery.

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5.1. The Philosophy of Bureaucratism

May 2, 1944
The State is the only institution entitled to apply coercion and compulsion and to inflict harm upon individuals.

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5.2. Bureaucratic Complacency

May 2, 1944
It was a purposeful confusion on the part of the German metaphysicians of statolatry that they clothed all men in the government service with the gloriole of altruistic self-sacrifice.

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