usual situation then
oligarchs feeding from public purse unfettered by a professional public service. No doubt no-one was so crass to mention minor details about paying for the silicon snake oil* by getting some of the funds held offshore from a Double Irish Sandwich by these same companies. Thought not.
Am I alone in wondering how a technophobic management coupled with said snake oil merchants would achive anything other than another string of IT stuffups ? The problem is a political/economic/PHB class who do not understand (a) humans, (b) limits of technology, (c) management, (d) fear competency that is unafraid to address reality, (e) the dangers of techno-utopianism.
Perhaps a Founders Level of discussion in all Western style democracies as to limits of government is even more overdue. No, not a Tea Party rant. eg, Net neutrality or demanding simpler financial structures in companies for instance of where government intervention in a market failure case might be good for society. At least ensuring there is a general understanding that some problems are people based, not technology.
* Nod to Clifford Stoll whose 2 decade old book is IMHO, very relevant.