Bureaucracy

Perhaps some of the problems we face lie in our definitions of certian terms.

when it comes to the term “bureaucracy” there seems to be some confusion. So let’s look at the dictionary and how it defines the word.

These are some of the definitions for this word as found at www.dictionary.com:

1. government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials.
2. the body of officials and administrators, esp. of a government or government department.
3. excessive multiplication of, and concentration of power in, administrative bureaus or administrators.
4. administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine.

Administration of a government chiefly through bureaus or departments staffed with nonelected officials.
The departments and their officials as a group: promised to reorganize the federal bureaucracy.
Management or administration marked by hierarchical authority among numerous offices and by fixed procedures: The new department head did not know much about bureaucracy.
The administrative structure of a large or complex organization: a midlevel manager in a corporate bureaucracy.

Management or administration marked by hierarchical authority among numerous offices and by fixed procedures: The new department head did not know much about bureaucracy.
The administrative structure of a large or complex organization: a midlevel manager in a corporate bureaucracy.
An administrative system in which the need or inclination to follow rigid or complex procedures impedes effective action: innovative ideas that get bogged down in red tape and bureaucracy.

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

Now I don’t know about anyone else out there but I believe that it’s fairly accurate assessment to call our govt a bureaucracy.

I’m not sure it was intended to be that way, but it sure is what we find ourselves with.