19 Nov 2009

Bureaucrats are anti-Entrepreneurs

Arnold Kling puts his finger on it:
I created a list of entrepreneurial temperaments and found that when I reversed them--creating an "anti-entrepreneur"--the resulting personality is in fact a typical bureaucrat, colorless and rigid.
As an (economic policy) entrepreneur, this is both familiar and enlightening.

If you want to know more about bureaucrats, read James Q. Wilson's Bureaucracy.

Oh, and working for a bureaucracy doesn't automatically condemn you to being colorless and rigid, but watch out!

1 comment:

  1. Not all Bureaucrats are equal - some can encourage new ideas. I am beginning to think that you are anti-government? :-)

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