Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Monday, 11 March 2013
The Virtues of Bureaucracy
I had been meaning to post on this subject for some time but Flipchartfairytales has beaten me to it. Any reader of Hayek will be familiar with the argument, albeit couched in terms of liberty rather than productivity. Explicit rules prevent abuse and personal patronage; discretion enables arbitrary bias.