on an agenda item is inversely proportional to the cost of the item.

-- Parkinson's Law of Committees

- The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance
committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

-- C. N. Parkinso... - The efficiency of a committee meeting is inversely
proportional to the number of participants and the time
spent on deliberations.

-- Old and Kahn's Law... - Martin-Berthelot Principle Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.
- Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the
reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest
amount of hot air.

-- Thomas L. Marti... - Thom's Law of Marital Bliss The length of a marriage is inversely proportional to the amount spent on the wedding.