You're missing a key point - current evidence seems to indicate, IMHO, that virtually all politicians are not interested in communicating with technical people (or economists, doctors, any other form of scientist, or any form of real expert for that matter). And haven't been for decades. The electoral success of the pirates, in those countries that _actually_ permit more than 2 parties to participate in the electoral process, might change this a little for us. Or it might not. Or the pirates might destroy themselves or be destroyed from the outside. Or more countries might pass enablement acts like the UK with its pirated LRRB. We'll see.