Thursday, 22 September 2011

Maybe it's pink in more ways than one

The Financial Times, the famous pink newspaper which is supposed to be impressed by high growth rates other things which can be graphed, has published this on the Piñera government.

In trying to understand why Piñera is unpopular despite a robust economy, they hit the nail on the head:
Businesses have shareholders; states have citizens. Companies have employees – who willingly surrender some degree of their personal sovereignty in return for a wage. In countries, or at least democratic ones, everyone feels entitled to play a role. Corporate boards have executives – who perform delegated roles that the CEO, by and large, orders them to do. Governments have ministers – who are political collaborators and interlocutors, not just subordinates.

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