So, lots of people are talking about authoritarians being a threat to democracy because of their attraction to dictatorial agents. However, I am more sanguine about what we are dealing with–lazycrats.
Poor Veblen made a mistake when he castigated the leisure class. Leisure comes from the French ‘lei’ and refers to people doing their own thing. Our lazycrats are do-nothings. Hiring them as public servants is a small disaster.