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Fans of "West Wing" got an interesting lesson last night in one of the manifest inadequacies -- some of us would say "stupidities" or "dysfunctionalities" -- of the U.S. Constitution.
In their recognition of the need for government action to alleviate social and economic inequities and dysfunctionalities, they too often excuse or are blind to the existence of corporatism or to violations of economic rationality, individual rights and human needs that corporatism promulgates.
Ken Allen: Say 'Corporatization,' Not 'Privatization' Ken Allen 2011
Leading centre-left figures such as Jon Cruddas and Maurice Glasman, father of Blue Labour, are managing to talk about the inequities and dysfunctionalities of British capitalism without having to follow through by saying that socialisation is the answer.
When you examine the dysfunctionalities, there is so much questioning.
Could I suggest that the West Virginia Massey coal mining disaster and the BP oil rig explosion are a reflection not just of the dysfunctionalities of extractive industries, but also of the dysfunctionalities of popular American Christianity?
E.g., "John Derbyshire encounters the free market in health care" when speaking of the dysfunctionalities of insurance for health care in the US.
Unless we understand the dysfunctionalities and irrationalities of the current U.S. system, we can't even begin to craft a better one.
A cast stuffed with really unlikable people with festering dysfunctionalities that make all LESS likable than their already poor start with the passage of time...
Physical assault, head shaving, a chocolate with a liver center... Ann Althouse 2007
Ironically, Gordon Tullock a scholar closely associated with arguments about the perverse incentives of government policy making makes a similar coordination based argument in his The Politics of Bureaucracy rather than just an incentive argument to explain the dysfunctionalities of large bureaucracies.
BROWN: Now, senator, that's very easy for you to say sitting behind that dais and not being there in the middle of that disaster, watching that human suffering and watching those people dying and trying to deal with the structural dysfunctionalities even within the federal government.