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Limited government and the rule of law were replaced by the nearly unlimited reach of technocrats in governmental agencies.
And the chances of Trump renominating the female technocrat — who has never displayed personal loyalty to him — appear close to zero.
Options include digging up buried treasure, hauling a nuclear bomb across skeleton country, and storing up floppy disks for the technocrats.
But still, the ghosts of other Democrats—Dukakis and Carter and, to an extent, Gary Hart, neo-liberals and technocrats who came out of nowhere and then proved fatally flawed—
The crown prince has brought with him a group of young princes, advisers, and non-royal technocrats the regime hopes will bring the kingdom in line with the demands of its young population.
Prince Mohammed chairs the supreme board of Aramco, making him the first member of the ruling family to directly oversee the state oil company, long regarded as the preserve of commoner technocrats.
Nor will the party that turned a centrist technocrat into a sharia-socialist have trouble demonizing Pelosi’s successor.
De Guindos, 57, has been promoting his record as a euro-zone technocrat and has won the favor of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble with the vice presidency of the European Central Bank due to open up next year.
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In 1919 W. H. Smyth coined the term technocracy to mean basically "management of society by technical experts". Technocracy grew into a movement during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when politicians and financial institutions were being blamed for the economic disaster, and fans of technocracy claimed that letting technical experts manage the country would be a great improvement. (They also suggested that dollars could be replaced by "energy certificates" representing energy units called ergs.) Today technocrat and technocratic are still popular words for experts with a highly rational and scientific approach to public policy issues. But these experts aren't always the best politicians, and when a terrific technological solution to a problem is opposed by a powerful group or industry, lawmakers find it easier to just ignore it.
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