Cybernetic: This should end well.
brantgoose: Governments have successfully intervened in markets before, especially money markets, and they have played a very important role in the creation of entire economies, industries and states. They have failed also, of course, but the job is immense and the chaotic nature of the world means that failure is inevitable regardless, so it's just as well that they do their best to control and understand and regulate for the greater good.
farkeruk: The idea that a bunch of bureaucrats with no personal interest can pick winners is just laughable. They'll end up backing the things they think are good/right, rather than successful businesses.
opiumpoopy: Cybernetic: This should end well.It ends with him getting fired by the Prime Minister.Can't believe he hasn't been yet.
farkeruk: Yup, lots of great investmentsTanganyika Groundnut SchemeConcordeRoverDeLoreanBank RescuesThe idea that a bunch of bureaucrats with no personal interest can pick winners is just laughable. They'll end up backing the things they think are good/right, rather than successful businesses.
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