The idea that businessmen are better equipped to run the country is why our nation is poised for catastrophe.
For some bizarre reason the public is aware that businessmen – whether they work on Wall Street or are New York real estate moguls are often shady – greedy and selfish but they still believe somehow that they possess critical and valuable skills that could transfer to running government.
There is the public sense that businessmen are effective leaders despite overwhelming evidence that businessmen can and have been vile – corrupt and incompetent.
Generalizations are always a fraught enterprise: clearly not all businessmen are terrible people but that isn’t the point.
The point is that the mistaken idea that businessmen are better equipped to run the country is exactly why our nation is poised for catastrophe.
And that’s not an exaggeration.
We literally have a government being run by a kakistocracy that has no idea whatsoever what they are doing.