Saturday, June 4, 2016

On The Fact That Many Libertarians & Conservatives Are Are Not Too Concerned About Corporate Bureaucracies But Are Obsessed With Governmental Ones

The Libertarian blogger Willis Hart reveals this trait in a 6/3/2016 blog post.

Willis Hart: On the Fact that the Hard-Left Always Seems to Think that We're Just One Bureaucratic Layer Away from Perpetual Nirvana... Keep going to the well, don't they? (6/3/2016 AT 10:08pm).

Nirvana? Hardly. Such a thing is not possible here on earth. Bureaucracies are comprised of people, and people are flawed. Although bureaucracy is a necessity.

The German sociologist Max Weber argued that bureaucracy constitutes the most efficient and rational way in which one can organize human activity, and that systematic processes and organized hierarchies were necessary to maintain order, maximize efficiency and eliminate favoritism. (Wikipedia/Bureaucracy).

This isn't to say that there isn't a downside. Similar to how "democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others", bureaucracy might be the worst administrative system governing any large institution, except for all the others.

Although Willis, as a Libertarian, of COURSE only ever criticizes governmental bureaucracies. They're the worst of the two, apparently. My guess would be it's because governmental bureaucracies are there to serve the people (and are answerable to them), whereas corporate bureaucracies exist to serve the profit motive (and are only answerable to the owners).

Anyway, in regards to bashing democracy, Libertarians go to that well a LOT, don't they? Clearly they believe there can never be too little government. No government perhaps being their idea of perpetual nirvana? For the rich folks, anyway. Surely it would be a ceaseless perdition for the rest of us.

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  1. Not all Dervish. Especially those like me that have first had experience with business bureaucracy from a seat inside. That's the problem with the broad sweeping brushstrokes.

    1. Post title revised to eliminate "broad sweeping brushstroke" issue.


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