Future time orientation
February 16, 2012
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I’ve spent the whole week battling with the local bureaucracy during the day, and playing Civ 4 during the night. Time flies when you’re annoyed.
Still as annoying as the bureaucracy is, and notwithstanding the pressures to the public sector that austerity measures are forcing on them…
They’re aren’t going anywhere. See how German judicial bureaucrats mandate that their academic colleagues must earn a good salary. By force (H/T Walter Russell). Now the courts can determine salaries too.
In the new polarized society that will rise out of the ashes of the Recession, all interest groups will fight each other to get a hold on the new Privileged class that will monopolize the goodies. Many groups are positioning themselves to get themselves a cut of the pie. Many won’t get it. Worker unions? Hah.
But the bureaucracy will surely keep its privileges, and then some. They don’t monopolize power for nothing. I’m afraid that contrary to what The Economist and its banksta editors wish, China isn’t getting closer to us. We are getting closer to their mandarinate sovereignty. If you want a cute wife, you might need to get in the civil service.
You have been warned.