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The Soviet Union, which also produced plenty ofengineer-politicians (including Boris Yeltsin), wanted to reverse thenorthward flow of some great Russian rivers, for example.The presenceof so many engineer-politicians in China goes hand in hand with acertain way of thinking.In France,nine of Nicolas Sarkozy’s first cabinet of 16 were lawyers or lawgraduates, including the president, the prime minister and the financeminister, an ex-chairman of Baker & Mc Kenzie, an American law firm.In China,the influence of engineers is partly explained by history and ideology.
In fact, communistregimes of all stripes have long had a weakness for grandioseengineering projects.
Lawyers andbusiness executives are common; economists, academics and doctors dosurprisingly well (see chart 1). Egypt likes academics; South Korea,civil servants; Brazil, doctors (see chart 2). The law dealswith the same sort of questions as politics: what makes a just society;the balance between liberty and security, and so on.