Wednesday, April 15, 2009

On the Importance of Good Taste in Life

The Prime Minister used that line to justify the purchase of his Aston Martin DB9 a couple of years back and likes to tell us and distinguished visitors alike that he likes speed. I never understood why he had to justify himself for being the proud owner of a supercar. That's his private business.

What I still don't understand either is why good taste has been absent from his economic policies and how he's been managing Mauritius in general since July 2005. If there is one place where the importance of good taste matters for a head of government it is surely in the design and speedy execution of national policies. Unless of course if you don't give two hoots about the country.