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It Takes a Bureaucracy

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Between the tanker wars, the battles over intelligence and space systems and the recent firefight between the service and OSD its hard to remember that the Air Force actually fights real wars. But the new Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz, knows and, in the first major brief laying out his priorities, Schwartz puts nukes top of the list, then he cites improving joint cooperation. As part of this, he wants to aggressively adapt AF ways and means across the spectrum (read better balance between special operations and conventional forces). And he defines the spectrum as including command and control, ISR and ...
arises where the largest supplier in an industry, often the first supplier in a market, has an overwhelming cost advantage over other actual and potential competitors. This tends to be the case in industries where capital costs predominate, creating economies of scale that are large in relation to the size of the market, and hence high barriers to entry ; examples include public utilities such as water services and electricity . It is very expensive to build transmission networks (water/gas pipelines, electricity and telephone lines), therefore it is unlikely that a potential competitor would be willing to make the capital ...
It Takes a Bureaucracy to Raze a Library
According to me: The dollars that a city or state will invest in their libraries, measures its willingness to care for its children, seniors, teenagers. It shows how far it will go to help those who don’t have the funds for books, don’t have a warm and safe place to spend an afternoon, or need a place for their little ones to sit with other squirming toddlers to learn the joy of books. Our economy is down. We need to cut back. Yes. Still . . .if you are a parent and your family loses one quarter of it’s income, do you protect the person who maybe greased your way into a country club membership? (Perhaps, um, akin to a campaign ... market research, surveys and trends
One of Us?
Until last spring, phrases like “sustainable agriculture,” “local food,” and “mobile slaughterhouses” were only whispered in the halls of the Department of Agriculture, the agency where industrial agriculture and biotechnology reigned supreme. Then Kathleen Merrigan—a 50-year-old assistant professor at Tufts University who had been teaching agricultural policy for the previous eight years—became the deputy secretary. No Warm Welcome Also a veteran politician and policy wonk, Merrigan began an arduous task: to make the agency rethink its role. By September, Merrigan (second in command to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack) ... market research, surveys and trends


City says bureaucracy reorganization will save $13 million ...
Department of Education officials are framing the latest reorganization of how schools receive support as a money-saving measure brought on by difficult financial times. In a letter sent to school principals last week, Chief Schools Officer Eric Nadelstern offers more details on what the reorganization will look like and puts the savings at $13 million. The savings will come, in part, through the elimination of 80 administrative positions, Chancellor Joel Klein told network leaders last week. Last week, I reported that the DOE is planning to dismantle the Integrated Service Centers in each borough — places principals turn to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Single-Payer FAQ | Physicians for a National Health Program
Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private. Under a single-payer system, all Americans would be covered for all medically necessary services, including: doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs. Patients would regain free choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care. No. Socialized medicine is a system in which doctors and hospitals work for and draw ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Presidential power, national security, and "Top Secret America"
in a good post responding to it, a lot of what they found has been reported before, but having it all in one (very visible) place has a lot of value added, even beyond whatever new items they've dug up. OK, now...not to be a jerk about this, but... last time I wrote about the limits of presidential powers, a whole bunch of people responded by asserting that, of course presidents can do whatever they want in the realm of national security. I think any fair reading of the Post series will show that much of the bureaucracy Priest and Arkin write about is beyond the immediate control of anyone -- the Director of National ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
ANALYSIS - Brazil must slay bureaucracy to grow faster
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva receives a salute after inspecting a guard of honour at the Union Buildings in Pretoria July 9, 2010. Brazil has emerged as a brash emerging-market giant but ''old Brazil'' lives on in stifling red tape that stunts its economic dynamism. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/Files By Stuart Grudgings RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - For an idea of the bureaucratic obstacles that hold Brazil back, consider the around 200 people that major steelmaker Gerdau has to employ to handle its taxes. In its Canada office, headquarters for its vast North American operations, one ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Scientific Study of Bureaucracy: An Overview
reaucracy in a nutshell contends that a bureaucracy representative of the ..... sensual Rule Making and the Time It Takes to Develop Rules,” examines a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
POST-KATRINA: WHAT IT TAKES TO CUT THE. BUREAUCRACY AND ASSURE A MORE. RAPID RESPONSE AFTER A CATASTROPHIC. DISASTER. Monday, July 27, 2009 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Introduction: Understanding Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy takes the functions of conscience (superego) and mastery (ego) out of the individual's psyche and distributes them ...
  1. profile image user151 RT @incmagazine: It takes 6 days and 6 filings to incorporate a biz in the U.S. Do we really need this level of bureaucracy?
  2. profile image trichy I think the VA is a physics experiment to see how long it takes a bureaucracy to collapse under its own weight like a black hole of shit.
  3. profile image nduhoski It takes 6 days and 6 filings to incorporate a business in the US. Do you think it should be easier?
How does a bureaucracy work? - Yahoo! Answers
This is not a democracy. the little people, workers themselves have no say in the policies put in place, even if it wastes time/money. - Commitees are runnung a bueaucracy behind the scenes. A commitee is held every so often, where an equal vote from each participating member of that sub-level on issues sets the policies for the little people and the workers. - One sub- level only has one task. If there is a task sent to them, they do what they can do and send the rest to a different branch. - the branches/sublevels dont communicate, except for files,faxes and messages. No further information explaining them, just the files ...
How does federal (and state) bureaucracy affect our daily life ...
There actually is a way to stop paying taxes. The taxes that are taken out of our paychecks is unconstitutional. In order to do this however it takes a lon gtime and involves a lawyer. Report Abuse * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Member since: August 10, 2009 Total points: 211 (Level 1) Bureaucracy is so intertwined into our daily lives that it is often taken for granted as a fact of life. The effects of bureaucracy go beyond just waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The effects of bureaucracy include the smoothness of the road upon which you drive, the amount you pay in ...