Friday, October 29, 2004

Businessmen, brains, and risk

First Against the Wall has a few thoughts on NZPundit's claim that Bush has a businessman's brain. Quibbles about how good a businessman Bush actually is aside, there's also the question of whether an autocratic, "executive" style is appropriate in a democracy. It's fine if private individuals want to play entrepreneur and risk everything in pursuit of their goals - but Bush is gambling with a country, and it isn't his to risk.