Sunday, 25 April 2010

Credentials and the imperious mindset

Here is a proposed definition of the growing constituency in a modern technocracy which suffers from the greatest hubris and which is, at the same time, the greatest menace:
Those who are so deluded by the gravity of their credentials that they have an imperious opinion about every complex problem facing the world that is confidently held, intellectually flawed, elitist and dangerously wrong.
Just a few candidates to put on the list (in no particular order):
  • Lawrence Summers
  • Robert Rubin
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Lloyd Blankfein
  • Bob Diamond
  • Jim O'Neill
  • Ed Balls
  • Peter Mandelson
  • Harriet Harman
  • Oliver Letwin
  • Ken Clarke

Suggestions for additions would be welcome.

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