"You can't manage what you can't measure. " Those seven words sum up, in my view , everything which is wrong in modern society and business. They were uttered by a nonentity called Matt Hancock (note use of shortened version of his Christian name - so important in the new phoney 'right on' Conservative government) he is something called the Cabinet Officer Minister. He has proposed a set of questions employers are meant to ask prospective employees before offering them a job. Yes I know this sounds just a touch like Nazi Germany but don't worry - strangely - Mr Hancock doesn't want you to be forced to reveal your race or religion - yet- just details of your socio - economic background. Why? Well obviously so companies and government can discriminate against you if you come from the 'wrong one' and the 'wrong one ' in this case is anyone who was educated in Privately
So while discrimination is WRONG it can also now apparently be RIGHT. The reasoning is that the Government is 'concerned ' that too many people from a private educational background are employed in too many high powered jobs. Well perhaps that might just have more to do with the abolishment of the Grammar Schools in the sixties and seventies and a collapse in educational standards in the state sector for the next thirty years than by anything else .
But to return to that chilling phrase: "You can't manage what you can't measure" It is a Totalitarian view of life from the top. We are Puppet Masters - you the people - are our puppets and we will make you to dance to our tune. Adolf, Uncle Joe and dear old Musso would all have nodded their heads in agreement at - call me Matt- Hancock and 'Our Dave's bright idea. but then the Metropolitan elite are in a way fascist in their total belief that only they are ever right and anyone else's views are beneath contempt.