2 thoughts on “How Politicians and Engineers are different”

  1. That’s because engineers judge ideas based on their merit. Politicians judge ideas based on the party, industry, lobby, etc. from which they originate.

    I also can’t help but wonder if this is related to the whole “participation award” culture. Engineers measure success by actually solving the problem; winning, in other words. Politicians measure success by compromising and being bi-partisan. In other words: “we didn’t solve the problem, but we played together nicely.”

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