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Friday, February 26, 2016

Good Country Party

Good country party | Simon Anholt

So what needs to change? The way countries, cities, regions and companies are run. Our politicians and corporate bosses need to understand that they have a new mandate: not the traditional single mandate that holds them responsible only for their own people and their own slice of territory, but a new, dual mandate. A mandate that says everyone in a position of authority is responsible for their own people and for every man, woman and child on the planet; for their own slice of territory and for every inch of the earth’s surface and the atmosphere above it.

That’s a big responsibility, but a necessary one. And it’s perfectly possible, because national and international interests are much more compatible than most politicians imagine. My own experience as a policy advisor for more than fifty governments over the past twenty years has shown me that dealing with domestic issues from an international viewpoint is nearly always more effective than having a myopic inward focus. Simply put, it makes better government.

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