Location: Pantego, Texas, United States

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I read a report of an interview with Carly Fiorina that indicated to me that she was a CEO rather than a politician. She talked about the need for effective government. Politicians usually talk about efficiency, and appear to not even have a concept of effectiveness. Liberals in particular want more laws and regulations to effect "efficiency." I have seen bureaucracies that were models of efficiency, and yet were unable to accomplish their goals. There are basically two types of people in the world, those who are "process" oriented, and those who are "outcome" oriented. Typically liberals of the various stripes are "process" types, and conservatives are "outcome" types. Regarding efficiency and effectiveness, it is instructive to note that all historians agree that in WWII the German army was more efficient than the American army. But, German generals agreed that the American army was more effective than the German army.

(Remember my main message to the world: Bureaucracy is the enemy.)


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