August 3, 2005

Government Office Overcomes Time

The Indiana Bureau of Motor vehicles is showing strong initiative when confronted by the market failure inherent to government operations:

In what has to join the list of Most Bizarre Government Policies Ever, BMV bosses have decided that hiding clocks is a great way to make long waits seem shorter. Without clocks to watch, people standing in long lines supposedly won't be able to complain about just how long they've been waiting.
I wonder if they also confiscate employee and patron watches...

As Balko says: Beyond Parody.

Posted by Steve on August 3, 2005
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