Slade3 wrote:lolwut wrote:KrazyP wrote:Personally, I think a guy like Masai Ujiri could potentially do a better job running Ontario or even Canada for that matter than the politicians we currently have in charge.
Our current Prime Minister is a Drama Teacher.
Our current Minister of Finance is a journalist and an expert in Russian Literature.
Our current Health Minister has no background outside of running homeless shelters in Thunder Bay.
Our former Minister of Technology was an Accountant.
It doesnt take much to succeed in modern day politics.
Masai's potential to be a political giant either here or elsewhere is huge.
The problem with western societies nowadays is that the smartest and most competent people in the population don't want to work in politics. You're typically left with bottom of the barrel candidates running the country.
How many kids grow up aspiring to work for the Ministry of Health rather than, say, Google?
That's because kids don't even know that job exists. They know Google from their phone. Me, I would easily take the Health Minister job over Google.
That's certainly part of the problem. By the time people are old enough to be aware of the public sector jobs that are available and the laundry list of all the things that need to be fixed, they've already forged entirely different career paths and will not switch.
I work in the semiconductor industry, but if I could turn back time while still knowing what I know now, maybe I would end up in something like urban planning. However, that's not to say I dislike what I'm doing today. I'm content with where I am and have no desire to restart my career just so I can have a chance of fixing public sector issues.