We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...you can’t successfully govern when you’re trying to regulate the bejesus out of such a diverse 21st century economy. If you’re not already in a recession, the odds are very high you will be soon. Particularly when you’re also attempting to go Barack to the Future with a 1930s through 1960s-style command and control governing style that attempts a return to corporatism, and has enough hubris to imagine that it’s possible to run a wildly decentralized, demassified economy out of Washington DC.
I agree that our ruling classes are living in the 1930s.
Most academics...and this administrations appears to be quite academically-oriented...simply do not understand that doing things is *hard*, executive management is *hard*, friction (in the Clausewitzian sense) rules the world...there tends to be a belief that a few brilliant minds at the top can set direction, leaving implementation concerns for lesser minds. Interestingly, this fallacy also can be frequently found among B-school professors, though probably not quite to the same extent as their social-sciences and liberal-arts bretheren.