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Delegation/Relegation

Nobody asked but …

A principle of profit-making is to ensure that things get done at the least expensive but effective level of the business structure.  This process is called delegation.  A truth of government is that things are disposed of at the next level down, where the incentive is to lay blame but to preserve the process.  This is called relegation.  Win a little, lose a little, but don’t break up the game.

— Kilgore Forelle