“The most crony element in America may not be lobbyists, or politicians, or connected businesspeople, but the bureaucracy. Bureaucrats tend to work in their own interests.
This article doesn’t even mention the bigger issue which is capture by those interests that are supposed to be regulated.”
(From Intellectual Takeout)
“Bureaucrats are people, too, and everyone needs a job in order to eat and put a roof over their heads. It is against the self-interests of those managing and employed by these departments to scale back the scope of their responsibilities, trim jobs, or reduce their departments’ budgetary needs.
This is why we see bureaucrats of all stripes call for ever more levels of government.”