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).
Why not let the managers of Ikea run the country? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-12-2010 15:34
- 05-12-2010 17:37
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.
- 05-12-2010 17:42
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? )
And taxes would go right upLast edited by jonasdb; 05-12-2010 at 17:44.
- 05-12-2010 17:45
Self assembly trains and buses would be a nightmare to insure.
- 05-12-2010 17:48
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
- 05-12-2010 17:52
IKEA is a well-run company, I'd have no qualms with their board running the country.
- 05-12-2010 18:05
At least you'd get 1000 step manuals on how to build a house.
And 2 truck loads of building materials.