Monday, 30 September 2013

Broken machinery

We all know that feeling when we go to use a tool or vehicle or other bit of machinery and find that its broken.

Even if its not actually a flat tyre we feel deflated, cheated even, by something that was supposed to be all set up ready to go.

That's kind of how I feel about our government: its a broken machine. Distasteful as the whole corporate welfare thing is, its really just a symptom of a dodgy control module, or something.

Its not that surprising really - we've always been vulnerable to hijack by the PM and a few close pals. In a way, we're lucky that it doesn't happen more often.

I don't know how to fix this, but I'd settle for a firm commitment to analytical rigour. You want a road? OK, then prove its a good idea and you can have one.

That would be a great outcome, but how do you enforce it?

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