Murphy’s Laws on the Management of Public Affairs

Rule of Law.

If the facts are against you, argue with the law. If the law is against you, challenge the facts. If both the facts and the law are against you, shout at the top of your voice.

Fox’s comment about power.

Arrogance often goes hand in hand with dignity.

Sherman’s rule about press conferences.

We will give an explanation of what happened to the disaster together.

The fifth law of Roche.

Any American company for the protection of anything ends up in racket.

Buchwald’s Law.

When the economy is on the rise, the rest is crumbling.

Finnigan law.

The more distant the future, the better it looks.

Thompson’s theorem.

When things go well, luck can turn your back.

The first law of politics.

Stay with those who are left out.

Flight Transfer Act.

Flight transfer creates a maximum of difficulties … for its implementation.

Robbins’ mini-maximum rule about the government.

Any minimum set of criteria will require maximum costs.

Law Lowe.

Success always passes unnoticed, failure – with universal attention.

Christi-Davies theorem.

If your facts are unreliable, but the logic is excellent, then the conclusions will inevitably be incorrect. That is why, allowing logical errors, you, at least, have the opportunity to accidentally arrive at the correct conclusion.

The law of government self-sufficiency.

The more money spent on the feasibility study of a project, the more – it will prove to be justified.

The political principle of Bernardo Shaw.

The government that robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul.

Nader’s Law

The speed at which a civil servant leaves his job is directly proportional to the quality of his service to people.

The first rule of Sanrio for government programs.

The bureaucratic program, which has absolutely no results, has the best chance of expansion.

Law of Jordan.

Information that does not carry misinformation is too unreliable to trust.

The second law of Van Roy.

If you can tell good advice from bad, then you do not need advice at all.

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