It's fascinating that one of the examples of "technocratic leadership" that Gates refers to in this video is someone who simply points out that the budget won't get balanced by just budget cuts or even budget cuts coupled with tax cuts only on the very rich. Arithmetic has become technocratic?
In any case, this is a conversation worth 20 minutes of your time and it yet it only takes 16 minutes. If you're the kind of person who enjoys this sort of thing, you'll really enjoy this.
America's Future: A Conversation with Bill Gates & Thomas Friedman from The Gates Notes on Vimeo.