By: Eu Hong Seng, NECF, Chairman.

New Word, Old Enemy

There is a new battlefront and it is called ineptocracy.

PLOUGH through the Macmillian, Oxford and the Webster’s dictionaries and you will not find this word – “ineptocracy”. The word is believed to have emerged in October 2011, although some claim it was coined as early as 2007.

Ineptocracy is essentially a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing; and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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