Eric M Russell (4/8/2013)
patrickmcginnis59 10839 (4/8/2013)
Eric M Russell (4/5/2013)
Eric M Russell (4/5/2013)So, an a-hole boss will inevitably surround himself with either a-hole subordinates or mediocre supplicants. Meanwhile the most talented people will simply walk out the door. At least in the private sector, how long does the shop like that last? They're actually at a competitive disadvantage.
Exactly Eric, but as long as the A-Hole CEO has got the "deep pockets financial backing" and/or those juicy government contracts, their a-hole company tends to last alot longer than you might think. But I do think overall, you are right, and this is one of the major reasons why America is slipping in the global marketplace as well.The wrong people are in the critical positions and are driving their businesses into the ditch, and what is really unfortunate is many of these "a-hole" people don't seem to really care either... 😀
If we're talking about the government sector, then the rules change again. They have the luxery of pouring more and more money into a bucket despite all the holes. However, the government is running out of credit and the tax payers are pushing back. If there is any silver lining that mess, it's that the government(s) will be forced to change how they do things.
I hear ya buddy! I also enjoy living and working in fantasyland where the good guy always wins!!!!
I don't think the good guy always wins. I don't really see the world through the lens of "good guys" and "bad guys". The villians who pose the biggest threat are actually misguided idealists who consider themselves the good guy.
I'm with you there! I know in the cartoons I watched as a child, Bugs Bunny always came out ahead! However, in the real world, there are really villians out there, whether you want to characterise them as "misguided idealists" is really just going to be your choice on how you deal with the villians, and I simply feel no obligation to follow your example.
I do however think that all irrational and unsustainable political and economic systems eventually fail. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because it provides an opportunity to get things right. Often times you can't fix something unless you first tear down the things that are broken.
This sounds suspiciously like the "free market" that always corrects itself. I'm not exactly going to buy into that 100 percent either. But thats my choice as well as yours on what philosophy we aspire to.
Take for example, Greece. They were living in a fantasy world, but revent events have forced them to make some hard decisions.
If you only view the net good and harm as a sum aggregate then maybe your last statement is true, but really, I tend to avoid analysis like that. Within the various financial crises, there were indeed winners and losers, and these imballances occurred and will probably never be made right. This sort of thinking on your part, I feel that it papers over the actual misdeeds perpetrated by bad actors and I've never been a big fan of that. I know your psychological adaptation is that it all averages out, and mine is that simply sometimes the bad guys win and win big at the expense of the good guys and this is something I accept as an example of the imperfections of the human condition.