NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 1972
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(Studio) Prof. J.K. Galbraith once said bureaucracies exist for own sake rather than to get anything done. This especially so in Italy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Rome, Italy) Forms are backbone of Italian bureaucracy. Hall of Records a bureaucratic disaster area. 9000 federal bureaucracies declared useless - except to keep unemployment down. Examples include welfare agency for Veterans of Garibaldi campaign - campaign ended century ago. Then there's Commission to Aid Victims of Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Last eruption was 1906. Bureaucracy created to end useless agencies unsuccessful.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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