jueves, 19 de julio de 2012

Los políticos...

... no son un lujo.

7 comentarios:

  1. es cert, no són un luxe, son una máquina de 'malbaratar' permanentment el diner públic i amb total impunitat.

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  2. Ya lo he dicho otras veces por aquí: Pobre pueblo el que se cree superior a sus políticos.

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  3. Ni superior, ni inferior. Me temo que nuestros políticos son la viva imagen nuestra, de triste Nosferatus chupasangre, lo que pasa es que la prima de Riesgo tiene el cuello seco ya. Como decía Virgilio, aprendamos justicia, y a no despreciar a los dioses.
    Saludos

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  4. Cuantificando a Hobbes y Maquiavelo.

    Political leaders need to hold office in order to accomplish any goal.
    Every leader answers to some group that retains her in power: her
    winning coalition. This group controls the essential features that constitute
    political power in the system. In democracies the winning coalition is the
    group of voters who elect the leader; in other systems it is the set
    of people who control enough other instruments of power to keep the
    leader in office. If the leader loses the loyalty of a sufficient number of
    members of the winning coalition, a challenger can remove and replace
    her in office.
    Leaders make three related sets of decisions. First, they choose a tax
    rate that generates government revenue and that influences how hard
    people work. Second, they spend the revenue raised in a manner
    designed to help keep incumbents in office, particularly by sustaining
    support among members of their winning coalition. Finally, they provide
    various mixes of public and private goods. Private benefits are distributed
    only to members of the winning coalition and diminish in value to
    individual coalition members as the size of the group expands. Consequently,
    as the size of the coalition increases, leaders are expected to shift
    their effort to the provision of public goods that benefit all in society.
    (...)
    Our starting point is that every political leader faces the challenge of
    how to hold onto his or her job. The politics behind survival in office is,
    we believe, the essence of politics. The desire to survive motivates the
    selection of policies and the allocation of benefits; it shapes the selection
    of political institutions and the objectives of foreign policy; it influences
    the very evolution of political life.We take as axiomatic that everyone
    in a position of authority wants to keep that authority and that it is the
    maneuvering to do so that is central to politics in any type of regime.
    (...)
    For us, the critical question
    in politics is how political institutions shape the goal of some leaders
    to produce peace and prosperity, while for others, institutional arrangements
    do not discourage war, misery, and famine.


    http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=9962

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    Respuestas
    1. Resulta, Claudio, que ceíamos que la Divina Providencia se había hecho política y no estamos dispuestos, en modo alguno, a ser ateos en este asunto: ha de existir un saber político capaz de hacer todas las cosas bien y que nos evite la experiencia de la frustración. Ha de existir aunque para descubrirlo tengamos que guillotinar a todos los políticos.
      Y en esas estamos.

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  5. no es sentirse superior Don Gregorio, es, a los hechos me remito.

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  6. por poner un ejemplo: http://kollonades.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/rescatin-valencia.html

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