Entrepreneurship is the use of self in the service of others, whereas Bureaucracy is the use of others in the service of self. It should be evident that entrepreneurs are risk-takers in their capacity, whereas bureaucrats are risk-passers in their propensity.
For a developing nation like India, young aspirants and others should aim for entrepreneurship and not civil service exam/activities. This social obsession to achieve the status of IAS, IPS and IFS offices does not minimize the parasitical nature of the bureaucracy. Instead, the size of the government’s intervening power expands with every belief in the power of statism. Statism is a school of thought, in politics, that propagates for inflation in the tyrannical expansion of the government in all spheres of life. Whereas, entrepreneurship is a rational science that generally appeals to personal responsibility, market experience and resource management. There is a dearth of rational thinking in the science of bureaucracy, with special reference to risk management, accountability and allocation of resources. Isn’t it?
Bureaucracy aims to have a gigantic administrative office at the cost of liberties and lives of all. These bureaucrats cannot produce a toothpick in real life, but have mastered the art of looting the dreams and wealth of toothpick entrepreneurs. To be a bureaucrat, one needs to master the art of arrogance, egotism and ignorance. It’s a profession that attracts the parasites of our society who wish to live a luxurious life by expropriating taxes and producing nothing. What value does it add to bureaucracy, when the bureaucrats do not understand the science of “human action”? All they care is for human design!
Bureaucrats do not care about market sentiments, hard workers and knowledge, though they are more powerful to influence the policies, system and economic activities. They are busy with meetings, seminars and consultancy, leaving no time to understand the grammar of reality. Their decisions are schizophrenic enough to kill the dreams of the next generation. Their positions in public administration do not entertain the art of working efficiently, proficiently and diligently. To compare them with the style of entrepreneurship is like comparing a donkey for not climbing a tree. Nowhere the bureaucrats can dare to think beyond the box. To prolude creative and coherent thinking in bureaucracy is just next to impossible. Their masters are politicians who would be less educated than them.
If you assess the international rankings of India on Ease of doing business (100/190 nations), Ease of obtaining construction permit (180/190 nations), Gender Inequality (125/190 nations) and Economic Freedom (143/190 nations), you would be stunned to realise the “great mess” our bureaucrats have vociferously created by harassing every non-bureaucratic, non-elite and non-political individuals in our society. Making individuals run from pillar to the post is kind of schadenfreude hobby that bureaucrats (organized criminals) mostly enjoy. Whereas, on the other hand, entrepreneurs take the risk and chances in their best capacity to produce and distribute goods and services. I do not propose to bail out the “losers” in our market. That’s wrong as it kills the incentives of other non-politically connected entrepreneurs. But, however, for India to develop, we need a new catallaxy to establish entrepreneurship as a factor of production and simultaneously register bureaucracy as a factor of exploitation.