The lack of professionals in government
I recently had a very interesting conversation with one of my students here on italki regarding the situation in Brazil viz the abandoned/ill-used World Cup and Olympic infrastructure. Surely those projects were ill-advised, as was the entire bid for those two events. My question is: why aren't there more professionals in government? Surely Civil Engineers in government could have foretold the calamity befalling the country now? Unless of course, I am woefully uninformed and there is more to the story and there actually exists such professionals in governments (not just Brazil), but they give poor advice?