Knowledge: the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association
Knowledge: the range of one’s information or understanding
Knowledge: the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning
Knowledge: the sum of the known – the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind
Power: ability to act or produce an effect
Power: legal or official authority, capacity, or right
Power: possession of control, authority, or influence over others
Power: a controlling group
Mangan’s 14 ways to Acquire Knowledge: Practice, Ask, Desire, Get it From Yourself, Walk Around It, Experiment, Teach, Read, Write, Listen, Observe, Put in Order, Define, Reason
Those with power get it through one or more of the following: Delegated authority, social class, resource currency, association, expertise, persuasion, knowledge, celebrity, force, moral persuasion, groups, traditions, relationships (Wikipedia)
An essence of Power Theory: Those in power want to keep it. Those out of power want to get it.
My point is simple. Politicians aren’t stupid, but their actions are about power – not knowledge. Otherwise, they would work toward solutions for the common good, not party dogma and ideology.
Definitions from Merriam-Webster