Bureaucrats understand their function, but they do not understand the purpose of their function.
For the bureaucrat ‘I think therefore I am’ becomes ‘I refuse therefore I am’.
It is only necessary to move from market forces to a bureaucracy to understand how little work can be accomplished in a single day.
Thrust your status at the bureaucrat, and latent fires of generations of disadvantage will leap into flame.
Open a transaction with a bureaucrat with the phrase ‘I wonder if you could possibly help me.’ You may give him the opportunity, if only momentarily, of actually contributing to human welfare. He may enjoy the novel experience, and wish to repeat it.