People feel let down on the economy

Interesting BBC news article about how people feel let down and disappointed that perhaps there isn’t a group of highly intelligent people running the world who know exactly what they are doing. They are all engaged in a kind of educated guessing game.

In the newsrooms, boardrooms and tearooms of Britain there is a great mistake being made.

In decades of reporting about the city and government, the most widespread belief I have come across is that somewhere there is a group of people who know what they are doing.

This group has the answer for to how best to run the economy, how to run a bank, how to put Ikea cabinets together without screaming and perhaps even how to make a traffic warden smile.

When things go wrong, people don’t just feel disappointed. They feel let down, betrayed and swindled because they feel that our leaders knew what to do to make things better but failed to do the right thing. Either they didn’t care enough or were looking after their own interests rather than the general good…. more

via BBC – Today – Business round-up with Adam Shaw.

Rather than feel disillusioned, surely the answer is to take responsibility for that little part of the world that we, personally have responsibility for. We can all try to keep ourselves to a budget, offer hospitality to those around us, be compassionate with others, build community,  and raise our children well. All this contributes in a small way to the well-being of the world we live in.

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