"The causes of [bureaucratic failure] have proven quite resistant to conventional analysis,
but there is one thread running through all the social pathologies:
Failure of Feedback."
You have an employee you can't fire and who sets their own wage.
How much money do you expect to spend on them, and how much useful work do you expect to get out?
Apparently these two lines constitute transcendent genius that an entire civilization cannot fathom.
Naturally, in reality, a bunch of parasites were tasked with finding out why parasitism causes pathology. "How do we stop parasites from sucking blood?" It is not surprising that they couldn't come up with anything even remotely convincing, given that anything remotely accurate shows they can all be fired without thinking about it.