beaurocracy vs bureaucracy : Common Errors in English

About beaurocracy vs bureaucracy

The French bureaucrats from whom we get this word worked at their bureaus (desks, spelled bureaux in French) in what came to be known as bureaucracies.

bureaucracy Meaning(s)

  • (n) nonelective government officials
  • (n) any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape
  • (n) a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials

bureaucracy in News

  1. PULSE: How deep will the NSA phone records controversy go?

    WASHINGTON — The man who told the world about the U.S. government's gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself. Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high school dropout, wannabe Green Beret, disillusioned cog in a secret bureaucracy.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Waynesville Daily Guide

  2. Sharing a stage for the first time since primaries, Christie and Buono promote their economic records

    Both candidates trumpeted their pro-business bona fides. Christie said he has spent his term cutting government spending, shrinking the state’s bureaucracy and rolling back regulations. Buono said her efforts in the state Senate have boosted New Jersey’s economic competitiveness and helped average citizens.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Record

  3. Tribal leaders focus on energy development hurdles

    Federal and tribal politics and bureaucracy remain some of the reasons energy development has been so difficult in Indian Country, American Indian leaders said Tuesday. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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