Because true democracy disincentives career politicians and instead opt for whomevers ideas are best, finding one in the modern world is very rare. What is far more common is an electoral oligarchy, where people can raise themselves to power, but only after conforming to and joining the political aristocracy. In order to create and maintain a true democracy the three guidelines of, informed voters, checks and balances and term limits must be strictly enforced. Without any one of these policies, the state will wane. Members of leadership will always try to enhance their own power and states must be assembled in such a way as to limit such attempts.
The Prince and Leviathan both show the extent to which the political power depends on the weaknesses of the people. At the same time, sharing similarities in terms of approach to the problem and the basis for its observation, the works are devoted to rather different aspects. Machiavelli focuses more on the ruler and his ability to govern or get power through the immorality or terror while pursuing his own desire for getting power or keeping it. In contrast, Hobbes shows that the immorality and disorder within the society are a result of lacking the power and could be eliminated by the social contract delivering the governance the ability to make other people conform to the existing social rules. In any case, the political ideas of Machiavelli and Hobbes are, to some extent, of the same origin and, therefore, achieve similar results in terms of defining the authority and its principles while achieving those results is rather different
He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents). When he outlines the contrast between “savage” and “civilised” beings in the book, it is clear that he is arguing human beings are unhappy because they have to reach “expectations” of society. Skepticism of the demands of society to follow the “restrictions” to human pleasure becomes a concept of questioning the demand that society puts on individuals which can be a similar comparison to the description of the political party in the modernist novel 1984 written by George Orwell. The limits that Winston, the main character who is in doubt of the government that influences the party members of the governmental leader Big Brother, finds himself miserable and psychologically tortured because his own thoughts of freedom have been limited by “thought crime” which is a law passed by Big Brother that restricts minor party members to even think about defying the
This is Socrates worldview and it takes part for his overall vision of Socratic philosophy. On the other hand, Plato elaborates on his experiences with the world and specifically democracy. Plato had come to distrust the intricacies of democracies. In doing so he created an ideal state which the population was divided into three basic groups. The very top was upper class with philosopher-kings, next was citizens with desire and courage, and the last the masses who did not have any desire for wisdom or courage6.
This means that the source must have influence and authority over those that are willing to be its coercive agents. People have negative notions about power as it is believed to lead to abuse, corrupt, violence, and stereotype (Lee-Chai & Bargh, 2001). This illustrates the bad side of power and was reflected in the above scenario. Power as used in this case
Therefore, since Athens has a part to play in corrupting Socrates’s life as well as his mistaken visual of the truth, Socrates must understand that by obeying the state, he has done injustice to his soul for it will not be in true harmony. Furthermore he will be doing an injustice to the state because Plato would have established that, objectively, Athens laws are unjust and even if Socrates thinks that they are just, it is only because Socrates has been corrupted by
Capitalism or Free enterprise system is an economic system featured by no interference from government and private ownership. Nowadays, there is no country which fully operates capitalism but in some countries, especially, developed countries, such as United States, United Kingdom and Japan employ this economic system (Yourdictionary), so they are usually considered to be the capitalist countries. However, there are several negative attitudes towards capitalism. For example, citizens tend to understand that capitalism always generates different wealth and income (Economicshelp). Moreover, a capitalist is viewed as an avaricious person who tries only to exploit profit from the consumers.
Thailand is an under-development country. The poor quality education, poverty, and inequality in the society can lead to many problems in the country. Most Thais tend to judge people by their social position, so people want to get rich and be accepted by the society. People find many ways to be wealthy, some work hard for money but some of them use short-cuts ways such as corruption. Corruption happens in most businesses, governments, the bureaucracy, and the justice system.
(Citation, ND) This seems pretty obvious and just about right for us, where there is the element of balance in our economy due to the fact that the government decides alongside private sectors. But in reality, it is like combining two solvents into a mixture that can be very dangerous and leads to catastrophe. So far, all this system does to our country is merge the unstoppable government corruption with the rampant abuse of human rights of private companies. It has no principles to limit the government’s exercise of coercion; it has nothing to define its policies, goals, or laws. Unveiling the pretty cover-up, everyone’s interests are always on a public auction block, and no one’s interests are safe except from those who are in position.
God created man, man created money, and money made man mad. If a person has money, he can follow the set course, and if no, then he will have to face a number of challenges. Money has become so important to man that he forgot about humanity. Any little thing becomes expensive nowadays. Ordinary people can not live the way they want to, they are looking for any way to survive .It has created bribery and corruption.