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In other words: Yellen had one of the most successful first terms of any technocrat-in-chief in modern memory.
Barnier and his team of technocrats can only follow what’s been set down on paper.
The financial crisis shattered people’s faith in the wealth-creating power of capitalism and the crisis-fighting power of technocrats.
With competent, low-key technocrats in charge of a stable country in a relatively peaceful world, China took off.
Macron seems cautious not to appear as a mere technocrat.
Jones, of Willingboro, is known in Philadelphia political circles as a low-key technocrat, experienced in get-out-the-vote efforts.
In a personnel purge, a cadre of young technocrats—many educated in the West—have pushed out Soviet holdovers in key ministries.
War-time state planning empowered technocrats further.
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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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