Posts Tagged ‘bureaucracy’

Cal State University System Bloats Up Bureaucracy


Monday April 24th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:34am PDT   •   0 Comments

  As we recently noted, the University of California is spending $504 million on UCPath, a computer payroll system that was supposed to cost $156 million. UC bosses have spent $327 million on UCPath, but it remains four years behind schedule. That’s quite a performance by a university system that regards itself as the…
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Why Bureaucrats Stonewall on Salaries


Tuesday November 3rd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:46am PDT   •   0 Comments

The California State Controller, the state’s chief fiscal officer, has a mandate to “make sure the state’s $100 billion budget is spent properly.” In that cause, the Controller’s Office recently asked the state’s school districts to provide data on salaries. As Loretta Kalb notes in the Sacramento Bee, “about 70 percent of the public…
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GovWasteEntitlement.Con


Friday July 24th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:11am PDT   •   0 Comments

California is not exactly a hot spot for jobs, but as Dan Walter explains in the Sacramento Bee, it’s not for lack of government spending. California has, count ‘em, at least 30 “workforce development” programs in, count ‘em, nine state agencies. And these programs spend “an estimated $5.6 billion each year, $3.1 billion from…
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Government Gasbag Punishes the Working Poor


Monday December 1st, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:57am PDT   •   1 Comment

Gasoline prices are running at their lowest level in years, a great boost for embattled consumers with the holiday season approaching. Unfortunately, the ruling class isn’t about to let that continue. The ruling class operates on the superstition that the world is getting hotter, that this is entirely due to human activity, and that…
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Will Britain Move Toward Privatization in Health Care?


Monday January 17th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:13pm PDT   •   4 Comments

Jill Lawless at the Associated Press reports that British Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking to “save money and cut red tape by giving control over management to family practitioners rather than bureaucrats, and allow private companies, charities and social enterprises to bid for contracts within the public health service.” Will Great Britain indeed…
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