Friday, 30 April 2021

Bureaucracy --> despotic government


"Bureaucracy is undoubtedly the weapon and sign of a despotic government, inasmuch as it gives whatever government it serves, despotic power."
~ letter from Lord Acton to Richard Simpson (January 13th, 1859), collected in Essays in Religion, Politics, and Morality
[Hat tip Don Boudreaux]

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