Believe it or not, UC Berkeley is going to implode.
Many people are surprised that UC Berkeley administration is going after the most reputed department with seven Nobel laureate faculty members and another eight Nobel prizes from PhD students, when it could cut fat elsewhere. They believe, when a bureaucratic system reaches a crisis point, everyone comes to senses and make correct decisions to fix the system. That is not an accurate reflection of reality, as explained by Charles Hugh Smith in an informative blog post from 2010 -
Although he point was valid for all bureaucratic systems in general, the specific example he chose was related to US universities -