Sunday, 29 March 2009

Quote of the day

Justice Hugo L. Black once told me that he thought all government departments and agencies should be abolished every five or ten years. Black was a senator from Alabama for ten years and a Supreme Court justice for thirty-four, and he knew just about everything there was to know about how government works. His startling idea—and I think he was serious—was his way of dealing with the encrustations of bureaucracy. Anthony Lewis.

1 comment:

Odin's Raven said...

Nice idea. How about also having an annual pay cut, for at least the senior levels, say 20% p.a. so the politicians in charge have to complete the task while they can still recruit staff, and the politicians get flogged to death if the programme fails!