Red Tape, Its Origins, Uses, and Abuses

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Brookings Institution Press, 1977 - 100 pages
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Most people talk about red tape as thought it were some kind of loathsome disease or the deliberate product of a group of evil conspirators or the result of bureaucratic stupidity and inertia. It is rarely discussed rationally, dispassionately, and analytically; most of us rage about it when it comes up. In this book, Kaufman attempts a detached examination of the subject to find out why something so universally detested flourishes so widely and enjoys such powers of endurance.
 

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Exordium
1
Object of Loathing
4
Too Many Constraints
5
Pointless Constraints
8
Quagmire
19
The Scapegoats
23
Of Our Own Making
29
How Compassion Spawns Red Tape
30
Representativeness and Its Consequences
42
Diversity Distrust and Democracy
58
Rewinding the Spools
60
The Fruitless Quest for General Remedies
62
Treating Symptoms
87
Death Taxes and Red Tape
97
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