OKDecember 11, 2019 Tim WorstallYour Tax Money At Work7 CommentsThe Pirrong Principle: in a government bureaucracy, people are promoted to the level of their iniquity. previousThe latest in LGBT rightsnextPolling.. 7 thoughts on “OK” The Meissen Bison December 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm Surely they rise further than that. How else to explain Olly Robbins and the other ghastly senior mandarins like Kim Darroch? Jollygreenman December 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm Every large organisation will end up with psychopaths at the top…Doug Casey Dennis: Oppressor, Warmonger, Capitalist and Consumer of Petroleum Products December 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm Other than the sort of people running the CIA, FBI, NSA, State Dept., Treasury Dept. and a few others I can’t recall at the moment, I don’t think Pirrong is correct. Pcar December 12, 2019 at 12:30 am Three posts black-holed by “hidden by Richard” Askimet filter. A test Andrew C December 12, 2019 at 8:52 am Isn’t this one of Parkingson’s laws? People are promoted to the level of their incompetence. Based on his experience of the British civil service. Along with “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” The whole book is available on-line. Parkinson’s Law: The Pursuit of Progress gunker December 12, 2019 at 9:48 am @Andrew C You’re thinking of the Peter Principle which is quoted in the linked article and then expanded by the author. Andrew C December 12, 2019 at 10:29 am @gunker Ah, I think you are right. Parkinson’s book deals with other issues. It’s worth reading. http://sas2.elte.hu/tg/ptorv/Parkinson-s-Law.pdf Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.