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Opinion: Should you run a business before you run a country?

Storied Italian football manager Arrigo Sacchi, who was never a professional footballer himself before going into coaching, offered this famous one-liner when someone questioned his qualifications: “I didn’t know that to become a jockey you first have to be a horse.” This retort seems to apply seamlessly to the ruling classes, who now go into politics immediately after graduating from university and without much, if any, experience in business or life. Unfortunately, unlike football coache