Originally posted by normbenign
Efficient, by limiting costs. No elections. Efficient by quick adjustments to law. Perhaps not as effective, due to the tendency of the public to rebel against what they consider unjust laws.
Limiting what costs specifically? The cost of holding elections is negligible.
Far from being efficient, autocratic governments tend to be inefficient due to the fact that government officials are not held accountable except by their superiors. This leads to a bloated, corrupt bureaucracy. And even if the autocrat in question is well-intended, actually implementing decisions is a different matter altogether from making them.