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Western democracies have a talent problem

5 mins | Jul 23, 2022
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Janan Ganesh on why politics, like the restaurant and air travel trade, cannot find the staff. Looking at the Conservative leadership race, Ganesh reflects on the lack of competition in British politics but also highlights that most other Western countries face the same personnel issues. Here, he reflects on the intuitive reasons that good candidates of a liberal or moderate mindset tend to steer clear of a political career.