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The problem is that politicians are rarely experts in technocratic matters (or even others matters - but they're good at getting elected). Not even Gordon Brown really knew, he is a classic case of the "useful idiot".

For advice on what to do they call in "experts". In the case of economics and finance they call on the Banks and credit houses as that is where the expertise resides. Unfortunately the advice given is extremely biased towards promoting the well-being of the institutions the experts represent which, given that these institutions are both predatory and parasitical on the country, means that the advice given is actually harmful to the interests of the country the politicians represent.

I do not believe the politicians understand this. So blaming them for the policies they promote kinda misses the point.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 03:29:54 AM EST
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