| January 24, 2011

Some things never change

“Some of our earliest writings coming down from Egypt are the bureaucrats of the king giving advice to young bureaucrats,” OCPA distinguished fellow J. Rufus Fears pointed out in a recent lecture on the birth of civilization. “And the most basic advice would be familiar to any bureaucrat today. It is: Never make waves. Do what you’re told. Never let anybody go away mad from you; promise them anything that they want, but then don’t do it.”

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