Saturday, February 13, 2021


The problem with the branding of "technocratic liberalism" is it just assumes a level of incompetence that isn't there. Who can object to science-led competently administered best practices! Or whatever the latest buzzwords are. But even well-intended complexity and "cleverness" often has huge costs, and very bright people with Ivy League degrees and a subscription to Wonk Quarterly, people who have no experience actually running things, are often unaware of these costs. Bad management combined with complexity is the route to disaster.