Submitted by Fossidarity in AskRaddle (edited )

In general bureaucracy is perceived as a bad thing. But when it slows down the functioning of big corporate entities and governments, isn't it a blessing in disguise?

A more practical example: if you're working for a government or corporation should you promote practices that are very bureaucratic and decrease the actual work done?

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forgotten_passwords wrote

Well if you are ok with making more bullshit jobs and siphoning more wealth from the poor sure.

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Fossidarity OP wrote

How does bureaucracy siphon wealth from the poor?

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brainrot wrote

who pays for things owned by capitalists? The rich capitalists or the poor workers?

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Fossidarity OP wrote

Of course the workers, but how does bureaucracy increase the capitalists their wealth?

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brainrot wrote

it dosn't. But it won't hurt the capitalists in anyway as far as I can tell

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Fossidarity OP wrote

Well if capitalists their income depend on the productivity, and you decrease said productivity, how wouldn't it hurt them?

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brainrot wrote

They would raise prices or lower wages to avoid losing profit. Or if they realize that the jobs are bullshit and arn't needed they'll fire the employees.

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brainrot wrote

yes. why would you even need to ask?

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Fossidarity OP wrote

Like /u/selver said, it could be used as a form of sabotage.

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brainrot wrote

but at costs to the capitalists / government and not the workers / citizens?

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jaidedctrl wrote

Some level bureaucracy can be good for productivity— but after some point it starts being a hindrance. Whether you want the sweet-spot or the hell-bit depends on whether or not you like the organization. :P

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MHC wrote

I have been applying for a pension. It didn't help that the Web application form is badly designed. Like just sufficiently functional to claim that something sorta kinda might work sometime. But navigating that system is very time consuming.

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