Weak government is to the detriment of the public good

Weak government is to the detriment of the public good
Financial Times columnist Janan Ganesh

Ineffectual leadership is not the answer for democratic countries struggling to respond to declining faith in modern governance

‘There is a lot to be said for the caress of weak government” is the conclusion of Financial Times columnist Janan Ganesh. It is such an unusual proposition that it deserves examination. Could it be that our traditional wish for strong and disciplined government is misplaced? And could more weak government here be good for us?

Ganesh’s conclusion seems a despairing one in the context of today’s Brexit Britain. His thesis is that Britain has...

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