Why politicians hesitate during a crisis

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When a crisis erupts, we want swift, certain action. When we don’t see it, we criticize our leaders.

Are they so dumb for being caught unprepared, or are they incompetent and that’s why they are slow to react?

After we express our collective outrage, leaders feel pressure to show they have a plan, but in a crisis, this leads to less transparency, and in some…