Bureaucracies optimize the protection of privilege and the suppression of information

“If the organization can suppress all information except carefully scripted PR, outsiders have no means to threaten the insiders’ privileges or question their failures.

Organizations that offer secure employment and generate incentives to protect insiders’ privileges are called bureaucracies. Bureaucracies are centralized hierarchies. The only possible outputs of such systems are distorted information and institutionalized failure. Bureaucracies optimize the protection of privilege and the suppression of information. They are thus self-defeating systems.”

A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for All: The Future Belongs to Work That Is Meaning, p. 66, by Charles Hugh Smith