New Words-Ineptocracy

Was watching CNBC this morning and I learned a new word. Usually I learn my new words from the former President Bush, or the former Chicago Mayor Daley.

The word is: Ineptocracy

1. Ineptocracy
*_Ineptocracy_****(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least

capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the

members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded

with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number

of producers*

Use in a sentence:

The occupy protesters are part of the ineptocracy movement.

thanks for the link Instapundit

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  • Ggibson457

    AMEN!

    • Matt

       www.ineptocrats.com

      coming soon in 4-10-12

  • Ggibson457

    AMEN!

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  • Anonymous

    I’d suggest kakistocracy

    • TheAbstractor

      Or coprocracy.

  • John Stephens

    Scott Adams got there first:Dilbert’s Law postulates that the least capable members of an organization are placed into management positions to get them out of the way of the people who actually get things done.

    • Lookingclosely

      Dilberts law itself is a variation on the “Peter principle” where within hierarchical organizations, individuals are promoted based on merit until they achieve positions where they can no longer function, and then they stop getting promoted.   The implication is that once you hit higher levels of management, nobody is actually capable of doing their jobs.

      Dilbert’s law was also stated earlier as Putt’s law, basically that within any technology related organization, the ones who actually understand the technology will be the only ones working on it, with those who don’t being relegated to management.

      These sorts of organizational analogies sort of break down in government, where individuals can potentially be elected or appointed to fairly high-level positions without any relevant understanding or experience whatsoever.  

      In other words, instead of the cynically inverted relationship between skill and position posited by the above eponymic laws/principles/rules, in government there will often be no relationship between the two whatsoever.   

    • Lookingclosely

      Dilberts law itself is a variation on the “Peter principle” where within hierarchical organizations, individuals are promoted based on merit until they achieve positions where they can no longer function, and then they stop getting promoted.   The implication is that once you hit higher levels of management, nobody is actually capable of doing their jobs.

      Dilbert’s law was also stated earlier as Putt’s law, basically that within any technology related organization, the ones who actually understand the technology will be the only ones working on it, with those who don’t being relegated to management.

      These sorts of organizational analogies sort of break down in government, where individuals can potentially be elected or appointed to fairly high-level positions without any relevant understanding or experience whatsoever.  

      In other words, instead of the cynically inverted relationship between skill and position posited by the above eponymic laws/principles/rules, in government there will often be no relationship between the two whatsoever.   

    • Lookingclosely

      Dilberts law itself is a variation on the “Peter principle” where within hierarchical organizations, individuals are promoted based on merit until they achieve positions where they can no longer function, and then they stop getting promoted.   The implication is that once you hit higher levels of management, nobody is actually capable of doing their jobs.

      Dilbert’s law was also stated earlier as Putt’s law, basically that within any technology related organization, the ones who actually understand the technology will be the only ones working on it, with those who don’t being relegated to management.

      These sorts of organizational analogies sort of break down in government, where individuals can potentially be elected or appointed to fairly high-level positions without any relevant understanding or experience whatsoever.  

      In other words, instead of the cynically inverted relationship between skill and position posited by the above eponymic laws/principles/rules, in government there will often be no relationship between the two whatsoever.   

  • Dave in Houston.

    We must refudiate our ineptocracy.

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  • buddy larsen

    The new movement needs a slogan. Recommend variation on Antoinette: “Let Us Eat Cake!”

    (Still chuckling over Pelosi’s “New Direction for America” –say it allowed –i mean, aloud)

    :-)

    • LarryD

      “Gimme”

  • Anonymous

    Quick nitpick:
    It should be: “the least capable of leading”

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  • Berniecongress

    as in;  Da Schmuck Rises to the Top (ususally a lawyer) lies and denies….

  • NDanielson

    An ineptocracy is the only thing that Barry 0bama is qualified to lead.

    • Zellart

      Well said!!!!!!

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  • Georgfelis

    Now we need a bumper sticker with the Presidential seal.    IneptOcracy

  • Lookingclosely

    “. . .where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers”

    No need to coin new terms like “ineptocracy” when the already existing phrase “social democracy” has this phenomenon well-covered already.

  • http://backwardsboy.blogspot.com/ BackwardsBoy

    Ahem. This is nothing new.

    Hence my nic and website, Everything is Backwards. I’m on break now, but click on my name…

  • http://borasky-research.net/about-data-journalism-developer-studio-pricing-survey/ M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

    There’s also a perfectly good word to describe this blog post – propaganda. :-( 

    • Guest

      ^ -_-

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  • http://pumping-irony.livejournal.com/ Wilbur Post

    I was thinking it was a “kleptocracy” but apparently they don’t even have enough talent to be crooks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586092462 Daz Le

      Oh, but they do.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was called “Democracy”.

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  • Changeback2012

    Brilliant! So sad that this is describing our country today!

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  • John

    Finally a word that truly describes the ideology and policies of the Obama administration, one you will hear more often along with “thugocracy”.
    John

  • Marais_andre

    This is exactly what the government in South Africa is. You may not agree with me, but just try to prove me wrong!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586092462 Daz Le

    INEPTOCRACY: A government or state ruled by people who are incompetent.

  • Barbarossa

    I prefer this definition:  
     a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of governing themselves. 

  • Ashlee2

    Another Republican word that means NOTHING, as usual. They are actually describing themselves.  What a hoot!

    • http://www.pointsandfigures.com pointsnfigures

      I don’t think anywhere in the definition there is a party referenced.  Did you read it closely, or just assume intent? 

    • Gwarad

      If you are in the mindset of always thinking this talks about “Them” and not “Us” then you are most assuredly a staunch member in good standing of the ineptocracy fan club.

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  • DEOPORVIDA88

    sounds like all government agencies…especially ICE