Thinking About Technocracy

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Building museums in the worst parts of town

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Stuttgart’s Porsche Museum ventures into new and difficult turf.  So too does the Liberty State Park in Jersey City.  Bilbao is of course now famous for Frank Gehry’s masterpiece that acted to transform a decrepid watefront into a dream destination.  Only technocratic ideas can enable such actions.  Pricing and price theory would never suggest moving an anchor museum to a high risk area.  The classic bureaucratic response would always be to center museums in anchor locations as blocking mechanisms rather than as bold policy innovations.

Technocracy does not equal bureaucracy.


Written by ryanlanham

January 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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