Re: ECONOMY: The Absurdity of Merchant Account Requirements

maxm (
Sun, 6 Sep 1998 10:48:19 +0200

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>Rather than continue the dialogue, I counted myself lucky to have gotten
>through the ordeal and left, more confirmed than ever in my opinion that a
>little competition would be a good tonic to most ills of government

There is a fundamental "law" about growth in the public sector called Parkinson law. It says something in the line of: "Every public official will try to raise his own status by hiring subordinates" The conclusion of that is that government organs will keep growing.

What is missing is a negative feedback loop.

I once got the idea that there is a need for a new "organ" whos sole responsibility is to analyze the net worth of the other governement organs and then cut down on the inefficient ones. That way growth should be kept in bay. And if this new govt. organ got really big, the rest of government would be really small.

:-) Problem solved....


Max M Rasmussen
New Media Director Denmark