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Reader riposte: Bureaucratic resilience


Sam Roggeveen


3 June 2008 14:39

John makes a good point in response to my post that the bureaucracy might be too overstretched to respond to an emergency:

Maybe the problem you raise would provide the solution, in a nice Hegelian thesis/antithesis/synthesis way. Pundit commentary suggests that part of the aggravation arises from the fact that the Government does not use the material it has urgently requested. This suggests there is a lack of focus and thought in the requests. If there was a real and pressing problem, priorities would be set automatically.