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Comment on Accelerating the Future into Being

rene Sat, Jul 10, 2010
Since our article is largely about the fact that the engineers who create today's world tend to be more important than politicians, it is interesting to note that

the Communist leaders of China are for the most part former engineers. Rana Foroohar wrote in Newsweek, “China’s faith in its ability to mold markets may derive from the fact that its leaders are mostly engineers, trained to build from a plan. Eight of nine top party officials come from engineering backgrounds, and the practicality of their profession may help explain why they didn’t buy into risky (and Western) financial innovation. These ruling engineers preside over a system that is highly process oriented and obsesses with performance metrics.”