Ask me anything about Bureaucracy
A bureaucracy is a pseudo-functional organization whose behavior mimics that of a legitimately functional organization, and bureaucrat is a pseudo-functional person whose behavior mimics that of a legitimately functional person. Because bureaucracies merely pretend to discharge the functions that they claim to discharge, they end up behaving defensively and obstreperously towards people who go to them actually expecting them to discharge those functions. A bureaucracy is an organization whose identity is a script-based faux-identity, and the same is true of the bureaucrat. Bureaucratism is the number one threat to our quality of life: just technology seems to be emancipating us, bureaucracy is enslaving us, almost as though bureaucrats and bureaucrats were aware of, and afraid of, the prospect of our being able to enjoy freedom. I have studied bureaucracies and bureaucrats for many years, and I would like to share what I have to say about them with you. So ask me anything about them!