A guest submission from Rochelle Edvalson

Italian Premier Mario Monti formed a government of bankers, diplomats and business executives Wednesday, saying the absence of politicians in his Cabinet will spare political parties the “embarrassment” of taking the tough decisions needed to steer the country from financial disaster.

I find this fascinating! Could this really work? It makes sense on the surface- a group of people whose careers are not dependent upon public opinion, working for the greater good of the country. However, what are the potential unintended consequences? And, when given the positions of authority, do the business men and women on this panel become politicians, based on the constant scrutiny? And if it does work, will the TEA party take notice and try to copy the experiment here in America?

If it does work, how many countries will follow suit?