Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Laws Of Augustine

No, not the religious philosopher, the aerospace engineer:

"26. If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance."

"31. The optimum committee has no members."

He was considering the operation of a modern air force; me, I see Congress. While I am all for ineffectiveness in government -- when they are taking you to the camps, you don't want the trains to run on time -- it often seems as if they've set themselves up to produce only bad results.


Rob K said...

The only thing government is good at is destroying things.

The Jack said...

Well at least the engineering part cheered me up.