Prosperity involves profitable commerce via markets within a society.
But in any society, many members are not political immaturityTHEE inquiries in to politics suggest it will be decades, possibly longer, before the Western-developed world can reasonably expect political maturity., politicians, in particular, continuously subvert and damage markets with abandon., with some unequivocally anti-market. In our present state of
So the present situation can only be managed if people’s orientations are worked with positively. Pressure should be brought to bear to protect markets and enable their functioning; and profit-generating efforts must be valued.
The four quadrants generate distinct economic philosophies. Each
Social pressures can damage markets and businesses:
Business cannot lead society. Markets and businesses have to get their values from society, which means: from the approaches on the well-being diagonal.
Work is required outside the market. One threat to prosperity is that many people, perhaps most people, prefer to work within bodies dominated by congenial non-market mentalities.
Employees are not homogeneous in their perception of benefit. Because the
Originally posted: July 2009