All organisations want to grow, because this brings everyone in the organisation more power, money and status. This is also true of the various government agencies that make up the State apparatus. People who work for a public body often think their body is so important that it ought to be given more resources. Attempts to cut costs will therefore encounter resistance. Neither politicians nor citizens are sufficiently informed or motivated to drive through the necessary cost cutting measures. The consequence is that the bureaucracy keeps on growing year after year.

Bureaucracy entries