Bureaucracy is important to the mechanisms of the American government because the bureaucracy provides many services and goods that benefit the population as a whole, such as publicly funded research. Bureaucracy is also important to the government because it promotes order and the preservation of property rights and individual liberty through established regulation and the enforcement of laws.
While I do feel that a portion of the governmental bureaucracy serves a beneficial purpose, I would argue that the sometimes overpowering amount of regulation and red tape serves to limit the abilities of us as a population. The amount of bureaucracy that a certain industry is forced to comply with may also limit competition in a competitive market. I feel that these issues can be improved by establishing a period of time for fine tuning of the law, both before and after implementation to allow for limited changes that can help limit these negative aspects of bureaucracy.
One industry that I feel could benefit from deregulation would be the internet telecommunications industry. I believe that currently the bureaucracy has set up such an anti-competitive environment that it has become difficult for a non-established entity to enter the industry. This results in reduced performance by the service providers, the result of having a lack of choice among competitors in the industry.
While I do understand the need for limited regulation, such as the laws limiting the establishment of multiple redundant infrastructure installations, I feel that the bureaucracy could be established in such a way that these issues can be addressed, without the barriers established by current regulative conditions.