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Archive for the ‘BUREAUCRACY’ Category

PRINCIPLES AND PRESCRIPTIONS

October 24, 2013

There was a report recently in the Daily Telegraph about a speech made by The Archbishop of Canterbury, saying that “economic recovery is not enough.” He went on to say that society needs to be more caring and should reflect Christian values. Well done, Archbishop. It’s great that somebody should make the point that Christian values […]

ORGANISATIONS AND THEIR FAILURES

July 18, 2013

The UK media are giving extensive coverage to problems in our National Health Service. Failures have been uncovered and fingers are being pointed. The problem is so complex that assigning blame to a single person, or group, or practice or event would be a simplification. Yet, there are lessons to be learnt (or re-learnt) about […]

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE SEARCH ENGINE

June 28, 2013

The Edward Snowden affair brings electronic spying into the limelight. The whistleblower has put Government Communications HQ, in the UK, and their friends in the USA into the news. The privacy of ordinary citizens exists no longer. All our e-mail messsages and mobile phone conversations and Tweets and Facebook posts and Blogs have an electronic record somewhere. We […]

EU BUREAUCRACY

May 7, 2013

An organisation I belong to asks me to respond to a questionaire from Brussels that seeks opinions as to whether more regulation is desirable in a certain field. Loyalty means that I shall respond, but excessive regulation really makes me wild. Bureaucrats ought to know that The Law of Diminishing Returns applies in their world […]