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    The perfect ideology

    I am a technocrat as a couple of others here are and in my opinion this would be the best way to run a society.

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    Technocracy is an organizational structure or system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of technological knowledge. The concept of a technocracy remains mostly hypothetical. Technocrats, a term used frequently by journalists in the twenty-first century, can refer to individuals exercising governmental authority because of their knowledge. Technocrat has come to mean either "a member of a powerful technical elite" or "someone who advocates the supremacy of technical experts". Examples include scientists, engineers, and technologists who have special knowledge, expertise, or skills, and would compose the governing body, instead of people elected through political parties and businesspeople. In a technocracy, decision makers would be selected based upon how knowledgeable and skillful they are in their field.

    In my opinion, putting experts in charge instead of politicians will give us better results.

    A technocracy is the best ideology.

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    Peter Principle would still apply.

    Many of the technocrats would become bureaucrats and in a couple of generations politicians would be in charge again. They'd just be politicians who somehow managed to earn a technical degree instead of a law degree. ... or in addition to a law degree.
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    The peter principal is a risk but compared to the alternative my ideology still succeeds.

    Kudos to you for being smart enough to know about that.

    Impressive

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    You don't say how such people would acquire power. Appointed? Elected? Merit?

    What you suggest could work for highly technical fields, say, the EPA. But a great deal of government is dedicated to more human-centric concerns. Education. Criminal justice. Welfare.

    These are not areas that lend themselves to technical analysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    You don't say how such people would acquire power. Appointed? Elected? Merit?

    What you suggest could work for highly technical fields, say, the EPA. But a great deal of government is dedicated to more human-centric concerns. Education. Criminal justice. Welfare.

    These are not areas that lend themselves to technical analysis.
    You hire/elect people that are specialists in their field.

    Want to make a budget, elect someone trained in making budgets.

    Want to fix healthcare, elect someone trained in the medical field.

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    You don't elect a Donald trump or Hillary to run the military, you elect a soldier or general.

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    What changes would you expect? Humans are humans. Scientists, engineers, technicians and economists have personal and political agendas, as well.

    "they are experts" is not an especially sound reason to give people power over a population.

    "experts" are as corruptable as anyone else....many literally sell their "expert" testimony, which is often contradicted by another paid "expert".

    "Studies", osensibly conducted by "experts", are already commissioned by politicians, political parties and the myriad movements that crop up every other month.

    who studies the studiers?...the "experts" in our corrupt Fourth Estate?

    stop chasing utopia. it doesn't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    What changes would you expect? Humans are humans. Scientists, engineers, technicians and economists have personal and political agendas, as well.

    "they are experts" is not an especially sound reason to give people power over a population.

    "experts" are as corruptable as anyone else....many literally sell their "expert" testimony, which is often contradicted by another paid "expert".

    "Studies", osensibly conducted by "experts", are already commissioned by politicians, political parties and the myriad movements that crop up every other month.

    who studies the studiers?...the "experts" in our corrupt Fourth Estate?

    stop chasing utopia. it doesn't exist.
    Nobody is saying it will be an instant fix but it gives us a higher probability.

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    "experts" created Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    "experts" created Windows 8
    They also created 7 and 10.

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