To the Editor,
Syllogism is a thinking process where a proposition is derived from two or more premises.
For example: If a city lacks political appeal, then the voter turnout is poor. If the voter turnout is poor, then anyone can be elected (pretty much).Therefore, if a city lacks political appeal, anyone can be elected.
Another example: If requisites are thought through when hiring a leader, then the best candidate is hired. If the best candidate is hired, then the company future is secure. Therefore, if requisites are thought through when hiring a leader, the company future is secure.
Of course, there are no guarantees, but in the game of probabilities in the latter example, all of the candidates resemble one another as they are selected for specific skillsets; whereas in the former example, individuals can be different to the extreme, as they are.
With the many looming uncertainties, governments worldwide are employing ‘austerity’, policies of reduced spending.
From an outsider’s viewpoint, at least, there is nothing austere about this administration.
Maybe they know something others don’t, or perhaps we should seriously reconsider our selection method from ‘available’ candidates to ‘best’ candidates.