Looking at the stories on the day, all is confusion, error and uncertainty. One of the features of all the disruptions and stresses around the world are about where are we being led, who should lead and how.
Our democracies seem to have lost the ability to choose leaders who are honest and know what they are about and the non-democracies, which do not offer choice seem to be no better governed, some are worse and many others rank bad.
The short item below was sent by a member of the family and sets out how easy it is to be saddled with a bad leader in whatever sphere you can think of:
By coincidence on the same day Zero Hedge had a long and discursive item on the subject of inequalities of income and wealth in the modern world. This, it would appear is where our leaders have taken us and continue to do so:
Another longish item is from Sunday’s Rowans Blog again on his major theme derived from long personal experience. In this case the closeness of politicians, bankers and the others has produced an exploitative and determined elite of leaders who are little concerned about the extensive damage they have done and are doing:
As an example of all this, today had a short post from The Enlightened Economist on the grip Comcast has on communications in the USA that has had the effect of putting it well down the table of comparisons about the capability and the cost of using the internet and related facilities.
Perhaps the ancient system of choosing the elders or leaders by the simple process of casting lots wasn’t such a bad idea.
The National Lottery could turn the selection of members of the government into an extra feature. Say, tickets with a premium price of a fiver each?
As things are it could not be much worse.