Rating China’s Bureaucracy

April 15th, 2010 at 12:04 pm David Frum | 7 Comments |

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Reach the head of the line at immigration at Beijing airport and you see something unexpected: On a little ledge just below the officer’s line of sight is a small machine showing an array of buttons. Atop the buttons is a legend inviting travelers to rate the work of the officer: very satisfactory / satisfactory / not satisfactory / slow or rude. As soon as the officer places his or her stamp in the passport, the buttons go active.

The lines did move fast.

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  • TerryF98

    That’s Socialism/Communism/Fascism for you . At least the trains run on time.

  • Carney

    No need for tyranny to implement such a feedback system.

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  • sinz54

    We have a few examples of that sort of thing in this country.

    Haven’t you seen those signs on trucks saying “How is my driving? Call” followed by a phone number.

    There are also plenty of websites where you can post a review of your physician.

    It’s much harder to do that with public employees because they have strong unions. And the public-employee unions were among Obama’s biggest backers.

    You want to institute accountability for public employees, you’ll have to wait till we get another President with the guts to stand up to public employees the way Reagan fired the air traffic controllers. As long as the POTUS is owned by the public employee unions, we can forget about accountability for public employees.

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