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A government of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats, and for the bureaucrats

15 April 2024

8:54 PM

15 April 2024

8:54 PM

When describing democracy, former American President Abraham Lincoln in his famous Gettysburg Address in 1863, said it was a ‘government of the people, by the people and for the people’.

In Australia, as in many other Western countries, government has been overrun by bureaucrats. As an unelected and unaccountable group of individuals, bureaucrats are left to wield enormous power over economies well after the politicians, who enacted legislation, have long gone.

The Oxford definition of bureaucracy is ‘a system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than elected representatives’.

A capitalist society where important decisions...

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