[I]n any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself. Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach children, vs. union representative who work to protect any teacher including the most incompetent. The Iron Law states that in all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions.
Radical decentralization means that bureaucracy must be minimized (though, unfortunately, probably not eliminated) by ensuring that decentralization of power is not just from Washington to Columbus, but from Columbus to the counties, the counties to the municipalities and townships, and from the municipalities and townships to the people themselves.
In this way, each level performs the functions for which it is most competent; and government's accountability to the people is maximized. I like to say that (based on population) Ohioans have 26 times as much influence on state government as on the federal -- but add to that the fact that residents of, say Delaware County, have 100 times as much influence on their county as on their state, and residents of the city of Delaware have approximately 8 times as much influence on their city as on their county.