Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Robert S. McNamara

Robert Strange (yes, his middle name is indeed Strange) McNamara is no more. He contributed enormously to the success of Ford Motors and to statistical management. But he will be remembered more for the messy Vietnam war. He was Secretary of Defense under J F Kennedy and L B Johnson. He has been held atleast partially responsible for the ignominious Bay of Pigs invasion and Vietnam blunder.

An MBA from Harvard, he pioneered what may be christened as misanthropic misadventures. Vietnam war which resulted in mortality of millions was the military equivalent of economic meltdown. His successor MBAs from Harvard have ensured over-financialisation of economy resulting in economic apocalypse.

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