Yet more technocratic new middle class elitism from the "liberal" blogosphere.
The reality, of course, is that any major party presidential candidate attracts the votes of millions and millions of people. The overwhelming majority of these people have no idea what they're talking about. Public ignorance in the United States is massive -- and exists on both sides. Ideology aside, the base of either party would be an absolute disaster if put in charge of the country -- they wouldn't have the foggiest idea what to do. That's why the government is run by professional politicians, professional political operatives, and professional policy analysts, not by random members of the public. It's like how movies are made by professional filmakers, not by movie fans.Brad DeLong takes young Matt to task, but only because the august economist can't find a single "professonal policy analyst" in the Bush administration. But technocracy? That's fine.
Can't wait for them to begin singing the praises of Taylorism and Robert McNamara . . .