The war on beauracracy?
A call for FRESH THINKING to challenge OLD ERRORS in ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES.
Is there a need for a war on beauracracy, by leaders?
Short answer, NO.
There is a need for peaceful cooperation and collaboration.
Past informs future.
Einstein once explained, we can’t solve our problems with the same kind of thinking that created them.
We understand that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing, and then expect a different result.
We also know that if we always do what we have always done, we will always get what we have always got.
50% of ancient economic principles have been discarded.
Has the loss of our past economic ethics led to our current difficulty?
If we track the etymology of the word economy, this originates from the world ekonomos or further back, oikonomia.
What educators might not tell you, is that the original meaning of Ekonomos, also includes the companion word Oikos and is Oikonomia.
Oikos means the economy of the household. For the people.
Ancient Greek economic principles merged the interpretation of the 'economy of the state' and of the 'economy of the people'.
Essentially, this was a set of ethics and virtues by which a kingdom ekonomos served households, in companionship with an Oikos prefix of ideology.
Of, by and for the people.
It was much later that the French and British establishments preferred to take the state half of Ekonomos without the application of the community prefix Oikos.
For king and country.
That new much more selfish ideology reached a pinnacle, ushering in a rebellion called the Magna Carta, Rules were finally put in place to mitigate the greed and selfishness of any future self or institutionally appointed kings.
Notwithstanding that there is no place for a king within a functioning constitutional federal republic or a representative democracy.
New Zealand, Australia and the British Westminster system, are much weaker forms of democracy than the U.S constitutional democracy, which was designed to prevent future tyranny.
To be clear, you can't sit in commonwealth parliament, unless you swear fealty to the King of England. Thus undermining your sworn oath to serve only the public interest of the constituents you represent. A hangover from a royalty drunk on power.
Economic ideologies of antiquity served groups of people, they were collective in nature, and they served the application of an ethical hospitality.
The principle of tithing or alms (gifts for the needy) was an economic governance principle to prevent poverty and crime.