Any of us who grew up with government schooling were given a very inaccurate view of what bureaucracies are all about. This should not be so much of a surprise because the school system itself is a bureaucracy, so they have an obvious bias.
The last place that we should expect to find information critical of the establishment is an organization that is a primary fixture of that establishment. Sadly, the true face of government programs is far different from what we are told in school, and in the mainstream media.
A bureaucracy is the absolute worst kind of monopoly because it is a monopoly with a limitless bankroll. Therefore, it doesn’t matter how unproductive and unpopular it is, there will always be funding for it. In fact, there is actually far more incentive for bureaucrats to do a poor job with the task at hand, than to provide meaningful services to the community. Why is that you ask? Because bureaucrats actually get paid more money when they do a poor job, and they even run the risk of becoming unemployed if they complete the stated mission of their department. I know it sounds crazy, but this is actually the way things work.
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