Political Power


Democracy and Bottom-up and Top-down economic systems

Democracy is a bottom-up economic system but it has to be understood that ideologies and political power has to sustain social evolution and not the economic agents. This implies building a subtle equilibrium where economic agents drive evolution while political power ensures the present and future generations.

“Only by understanding the nature of a culture it is possible to design an adequate economic model that is adapted to such culture. An economic system can only work integrated within the values of a culture.

If it is not it will necessarily degrade towards dysfunctional trade-offs before it explodes or implodes.

In the world there are different levels of democracy. In the following pages you will find a description of the fundamental segments of democracy to be considered as an input and as a limit to define economic solutions in the public or private sector.

Democracy and economic models

To approach the problem, the first issue to be defined is the meaning of the word democracy.

Democracy can be described as the authoritative leadership of a group or community achieving consensus and efficiency, and making the necessary trade-offs in a context of evolution conflicts.

The concept of democracy can also be described from a participant’s point of view. In this case, the purpose to be achieved is efficiency, and consensus is a procedure to be used to make things possible.”

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