technocracy

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Society which is neither a democracy nor a bureaucracy because the real power has shifted from the elected representatives and bureaucrats to technocrats (engineers, managers, scientists). The term was coined by the US engineer William Henry Smyth (1855-1940) in 1919 and popularized by James Burham (1905-87) in his 1941 book 'Managerial Revolution.'

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If you are living in a technocracy you will need to find ways to make the political landscape work for you.
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The United States of America is no longer a democracy or a capitalist society, it is now completely and unequivocally a technocracy.
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I was a supporter of a technocracy, but I had a feeling the same type f power structure would emerge from it.
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