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Technocrat implies someone knowledgeable, who has know-how and who rose to her or his position of power meritocratically and uses that power by applying expertise to advance the interests of the citizens for whom he or she serves.

That's not currently the case in the EU. Technocrats are not experts, they advance narrow interests via the application of theological positions (e.g., growth through austerity, punishment of the so-called "profligate" as seen the a very blinkered prism of the creditor's eyes) rather than broad interests via the application of economic expertise painfully built nearly a century ago (see Mig's recent diary) and since forgotten.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Mon Nov 7th, 2011 at 09:32:30 AM EST

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