The Problem with American Politicians Being Lawyers

The job of the politician in America, whether at the local, state, or naA tional level, should be, in good part, to help educate and explain to people what world they are living in and what they need to do if they want to thrive within it. One problem we have today, though, is that so many American pobliticians don't seem to have a clue about the flat world. As venture capitalist John Doerr once remarked to me, "You talk to the leadership in China, andid they are all the engineers, and they get what is going on immediately. The Americans don't, because they're all lawyers.' Added Bill Gates, "The Chinese have risk taking down, hard work down. education, and when you meet with Chinese politicians, they are all scientists and engineers. You can have a numeric discussion with them you are never discussing 'give me a one-liner to embarrass [my political rivals] with.' You are meeting with an intelligent bureaucracy."


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 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Friedman, Thomas L. (200511), The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Retrieved on 2018-10-20
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