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    If given the essay question "Instead of politicians, why don't we let the managers of IKEA run the country?", what would your main points be?

    This was a past essay question for undergraduate cambridge applicants looking to study PPS (politics, psychology, sociology).
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    Because turning every bus stop into a fold out bed would be expensive. On the plus side, the homeless would have somewhere better to sleep.
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    Well it would get people buying again, all the irresistible items everywhere would just get us past the recession.

    The government would make a profit, although focus would no longer be the magical 'public interest'.

    They would get things done, but would instantly get voted out cause they would change too much stuff

    EDIT: Unless we assume it become a dictatorship ( i think that is the correct description? :confused:)

    And taxes would go right up
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    Self assembly trains and buses would be a nightmare to insure.
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    At least it will open up a market for people to charge to put other people's self assembly stuff up.

    However, the bad side is, everything will only last a year and then break
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    IKEA is a well-run company, I'd have no qualms with their board running the country.
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    At least you'd get 1000 step manuals on how to build a house.
    And 2 truck loads of building materials.
 
 
 
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