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A government enterprise can never be commercialized no matter how many external features of private enterprise are superimposed on it. Critique of Interventionism, A p. 159 Bureaucracy
A bureaucrat differs from a nonbureaucrat precisely because he is working in a field in which it is impossible to appraise the result of a mans effort in terms of money. Bureaucracy p. 53 Bureaucracy
Bureaucratic management is management of affairs which cannot be checked by economic calculation. Bureaucracy p. 48 Bureaucracy
In all countries with a settled bureaucracy people used to say: The cabinets come and go, but the bureaus remain. Bureaucracy p. 55 Bureaucracy
No private enterprise will ever fall prey to bureaucratic methods of management if it is operated with the sole aim of making profit. Bureaucracy p. 64 Bureaucracy
Nobody can be at the same time a correct bureaucrat and an innovator. Bureaucracy p. 67 Bureaucracy
Progress of any kind is always at variance with the old and established ideas and therefore with the codes inspired by them. Every step of progress is a change involving heavy risks. Bureaucracy p. 67 Bureaucracy
The bureaucrat is not free to aim at improvement. He is bound to obey rules and regulations established by a superior body. He has no right to embark upon innovations if his superiors do not approve of them. His duty and his virtue is to be obedient. Bureaucracy p. 66 Bureaucracy
The first virtue of an administrator is to abide by the codes and decrees. Bureaucracy p. 41 Bureaucracy
The trend toward bureaucratic rigidity is not inherent in the evolution of business. It is an outcome of government meddling with business. Bureaucracy p. 12 Bureaucracy
The ultimate basis of an all around bureaucratic system is violence. Bureaucracy p. 104 Bureaucracy
The worst law is better than bureaucratic tyranny. Bureaucracy p. 76 Bureaucracy
If you have to convince a group of people who are not directly dependent on a solution of a problem, you will never succeed. Economic Policy pp. 30-31 Bureaucracy
Bureaucratic conduct of affairs is conduct bound to comply with detailed rules and regulations fixed by the authority of a superior body. It is the only alternative to profit management. . . . Whenever the operation of a system is not directed by the profit motive, it must be directed by bureaucratic rules. Human Action p. 307; p. 310 Bureaucracy
The public firm can nowhere maintain itself in free competition with the private firm; it is possible today only where it has a monopoly that excludes competition. Even that alone is evidence of its lesser economic productivity. Nation, State, and Economy p. 186 Bureaucracy
Only to bureaucrats can the idea occur that establishing new offices, promulgating new decrees, and increasing the number of government employees alone can be described as positive and beneficial measures. Omnipotent Government p. x Bureaucracy
Seen from the point of view of the particular group interests of the bureaucrats, every measure that makes the governments payroll swell is progress. Planning for Freedom p. 48 Bureaucracy