REORGANIZATION AS INACTION. Kids, I am not posting this article by Judge Posner because of his analysis of the financial reform bill. The bill is too long to understand. I am posting because of Judge Posner’s comments on administrative reorganizations: “Reorganization is a favorite response to a governmental failure because it is visible, easily explainable, and can be done without ruffling too many feathers among interest groups and bureaucrats. It also buys time, since no one expects such reshuffling to be effective immediately.” Judge Posner says that the reorganization of our intelligence agencies after 9/11, which gave rise to the Department of Homeland Security, was a similar political response, one that is now generally considered a failure.

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