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John D. Rockefeller    Standard Oil
[1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil (The one on the left is a person)]

Actor Francis X. Bushman    Actor Francis X. Bushman as Ben Hur    Actor Francis X. Bushman
[1883 - Francis X. (Xavier) Bushman, actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Dancer, Actor Ray Bolger    Dancer & Actor Ray Bolger    Actor Ray Bolger
[1904 - Ray Bolger (Raymond Wallace Bulcao), dancer, actor, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts]

Actor Paul Henreid    Actor Paul Henreid    Director Paul Henreid
[1905 - Paul Henreid (Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter Von Wassel-Waldingau), actor, director, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (now Italy)]

Record Producer Jerry Wexle    Record Producer Jerry Wexler
[1917 - Gerald 'Jerry' Wexler, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame record producer, born in The Bronx]

League of Nations - first session
[1920 - League of Nations formally comes into being]

Jazz Drummer Max Roach    Jazz Drummer Max Roach    Jazz Drummer & Composer Max Roach
[1924 - Maxwell Lemuel 'Max' Roach, jazz drummer, composer, born in Pasquotank County, North Carolina]

Jim Croce    Songwriter & Singer Jim Croce
[1943 - Jim Croce, singer, songwriter, born in South Philadelphia]

Linda Lovelace    Porn Star Linda Lovelace
[1949 - Linda (Susan) Lovelace (Boreman), actress, born in The Bronx]

Theory of Bureaucracy - 1

The organizing principle of the bureaucracy is: Distribution of Authority. Bureaucratic Authority is authority that has been sliced up in a microtome, then dispersed and distributed so widely throughout the various layers of the organization that eventually if vanishes completely. The disappearance of authority is useful in two regards. Not only does it make accomplishment of any meaningful result unlikely, but it also obscures accountability for the inevitable failure of purpose.

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Karl Marx

William's Whimsical Words:

Curse not the bureaucracy when it crushes your foot. It has no idea you are there, it lacks any clue as to where it is going, and it could not change direction even if it happened to see you.

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