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1. "Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients."
Author: Alan Keyes
2. "Life may unfold chronologically for the body and for bureaucracies that keep track of such things as births, marriages, deaths, visas, tax returns, expulsions, and identity cards, but memory does not play this game in quite the same way, always manages to confound the desire for tidiness."
Author: Ariel Dorfman
3. "We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality."
Author: Arthur C. Brooks
4. "Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society."
Author: Carlos Salinas De Gortari
5. "And I think it's true of any big organization... Bureaucracies and organizations make it hard to do the right thing sometimes."
Author: Chris Terrio
6. "Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes."
Author: Christopher Dodd
7. "Bureaucracies tend to grow and to brag about their growth based on how many individuals they have and how much money they spend."
Author: Darrell Issa
8. "I like studios. I just don't like bureaucracies."
Author: David Fincher
9. "What if freedom were the ability to make up our minds about what it was we wished to pursue, with whom we wished to pursue it, and what sort of commitments we wish to make to them in the process? Equality, then, would simply be a matter of guaranteeing equal access to those resources needed in the pursuit of an endless variety of forms of value. Democracy in that case would simply be our capacity to come together as reasonable human beings and work out the resulting common problems—since problems there will always be—a capacity that can only truly be realized once the bureaucracies of coercion that hold existing structures of power together collapse or fade away."
Author: David Graeber
10. "Modern Orientalism embodies a systematic discipline of accumulation. Far from this being exclusively an intellectual or theoretical feature, it made Orientalism tend fatally towards the systematic accumulation of human beings and territories. To reconstruct a dead or lost Oriental language meant ultimately to reconstruct a dead or neglected Orient; it also meant that reconstructive precision, science, even imagination could prepare the way for what armies, administrators, and bureaucracies would later do on the ground."
Author: Edward W. Said
11. "Liberal bigots are the ones who trouble me most. I distrust the extremes. Scratch a conservative and you find someone who prefers the past over any future. Scratch a liberal and find a closet aristocrat. It's true! Liberal governments always develop into aristocracies. The bureaucracies betray the true intent of people who form such governments. Right from the first the little people who formed the governments which promised to equalize the social burdens found themselves suddenly in the hands of bureaucratic aristocracies. Of course, all bureaucracies follow this pattern, but what a hypocrisy to find this even under a communized banner."
Author: Frank Herbert
12. "I find it sad, but all too human, that there are vast bureaucracies concerned about nuclear waste, huge organizations devoted to decommissioning nuclear power stations, but nothing comparable to deal with that truly malign waste, carbon dioxide."
Author: James E. Lovelock
13. "Developing countries often have hypertrophied bureaucracies, requiring businesses to deal with enormous amounts of red tape."
Author: James Surowiecki
14. "We'll always have bureaucracies, but bureaucracies led by bureaucrats might be too much of a bad thing."
Author: John Sununu
15. "Bureaucracies force us to practice nonsense. And if you rehearse nonsense, you may one day find yourself the victim of it."
Author: Laurence Gonzales
16. "But [in bureaucracies], too, decision making takes place in a world full of unceratinties. Any actual system of information processing, planning and control will never be optimal but merely practical, applying rote responses to recurrent problems and employing a variety of contingency tactics to deal with unforeseen events."
Author: Manuel De Landa
17. "Humankind is innocent, loving, and creative, you dig? It's the bureaucracies that create the evil, that make Honor and Community impossible, and it's the kids who really take it in the groin."
Author: Paul Goodman
18. "All the present bureaucracies of political governments, great religious organizations, and all big businesses find that physical success for all humanity would be devastating to the perpetuation of their ongoing activities. This is because all of them are founded on the premise of ameliorating individual cases while generally exploiting on behalf of their respective political, religious, or business organizations the condition of no-where-nearly-enough-life-support-for-all and its resultant great human suffering and discontent."
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller

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