In the world of politics I feel like we often come across unintelligent decisions made by public officials, but because these people come across as quite intelligent it's hard for us to decipher if those decisions were made knowingly or unknowingly. Harder yet for me is to come to the conclusion which is worse, a bad decision made due to the incompetence of the public official or because it was they knew full well the consequences, but they were trying to accomplish some ulterior motive.
Both are bad, but which is worse? Incompetence vs essentially corruption? On the one hand nobody wants corruption for obvious reasons, but at least corrupt people are not blundering about making bad decision while believing that they are actually doing good which leaves some room for them to do good for others when it is also profitable for them. Incompetent officials might do good once in a while, but for the most part suck at their job.
Which do you guys think is worse?