Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:22 PM
Thanks for the link, it really does sound like a great system Switzerland has. Imagine! Politicians having to answer directly - and immediately - to the people and without waiting till the end of their term while hoping in the interim people will have forgotten or simply become complacent once again.
Perhaps a lot of the problems arise, at least here in Canada, simply because we don't know what to do to change things, on an individual basis.
Do know that if we ran our family finances or our small businesses like the government does, most of us would be declaring bankrupcy in no time! (And after all, although our governments often seem to forget this, they really are 'running a business' -the business of ensuring each and every tax dollar is spent wisely and based on sound judgement, just like in a 'real business' out there in the 'real world').
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