Decline in public confidence

By | April 21, 2007

Here’s a quote by Stéphane Dion from “Rising Cynicism: Who is to Blame?” that is especially pertinent in the light of recent developments in Singapore:

“The public image of politics has deteriorated steadily…The three most sensitive issues seem to be frankness, probity and misuse of public funds. A growing proportion of the public thinks that politicians lie to them, act dishonestly, and waste the taxpayers’ money. The unpopularity of politics and politicians would be a healthy sign if it meant that the citizenry were keeping an alert and critical eye on those who govern. But it seems clear that instead it has caused a segment of the population to become cynically indifferent, to give up on everything that has to do with politics.”

Technorati Tags: Stéphane Dion cynicism politics public confidence

Help spread the word!
0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments