bureaucracy bureaucracy  /bjʊ ˈrɑ krə si/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. A basic law of bureaucracy is that any problem can be solved merely by adding more manpower.
  2. The bureaucracy has always stymied efforts to make sure that the aid reaches the needy.
  3. John spoke a lot of us when he twisted Veblen's quote a little to say that the bureaucracy's first order of business is self-preservation

News

  1. Tribal leaders meet on energy hurdles

    SANDIA PUEBLO (AP) — American Indian leaders from across the U.S. are pointing to both federal and tribal politics and bureaucracy as some of the reasons energy development has been... Read more »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Tribes say politics, policy remain hurdles to energy development in Indian Country

    SANDIA PUEBLO, N.M. — 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.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  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

Quotes

  1. "The weight of bureaucracy kept these planes from flying, not the heavy winds," Republican US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told The Associated Press. "When you look at what's happened, it's disgusting, inexcusable foot-dragging that's put tens of...
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Dana Rohrabacher Source: USA Today

  2. Mr. Cantor added, "It's the notion that you can solve a problem by reflexively piling vast new layers of new bureaucracy and regulatory costs and taxes on it."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Eric Cantor Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

  3. "We have great people ...... but we also have a new enemy: bureaucracy, which costs us money and slows us down," Dell wrote. "We created it, we subjected our people to it and we have to fix it!"
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Michael Dell Source: USA Today

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