Some Technocrats Are Ideologues

Felix Salmon says:

I do have some sympathy for Dani Rodrik’s skepticism when it comes to technocrats, but surely a government of technocrats — which is what I think we now have — is nearly always to be preferred to a government of idealogues.

Perhaps Felix should consider that a large part of the set of technocrats is always a subset of the set of ideologues. I think he means that one prefers technocrats who share one's ideology. Of course!

Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center