Designing A Lasting Legal System

If you want to create a legal system that lasts, what are the fundamental components to it? Legal systems that last have a lot of checks and balances, and they are not in the hands of the masses. One philosopher once observed, “The masses are always wrong.” We see this trend in European democracies and increasingly in America. The more people who have power in the government, the more indebted and foolish our government becomes.

The herd does not know the way to the waterhole. Although this is an unpopular notion, it was noted thousands of years ago by Polybius. Polybius said, “Democracy degenerates into rule of corruption and violence, only to be stopped by a return to despotism.” If you want to fix democracy, you have to realize that it does not work forever. This is because humans are inherently selfish. They join in groups to negotiate what they want out of the pie.

Lasting legal systems are those that have a strong cultural respect for authority, with the authority being concentrated in the hands of the wisest few. An example is Ancient China. China’s culture remained in continuity for a long time, whenever there was a wise and good emperor in place. It turned into warring states when he became corrupt.

To preserve a government requires that the citizens do not have all the authority. If they do, they will treat the government like a cow to be milked, rather than a ruler to be obeyed.

What eventually happens in a democracy is the masses vote themselves into debt slavery. A few clever businessmen and politicians hold their debts, and then bring on a dictator to get the debts paid.

The best governments in the world have the power concentrated in the hands of those who are wise and careful. They are oligarchies, monarchies, or tripartite constitutions. An oligarchy is when a group of wise men rule the country. A monarchy is when one wise king rules the country with the help of his advisors. A tripartite constitution is when the government combines forms of democracy, oligarchy, and monarchy to remove the mistakes with each.

Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority on comparative law. He tries to help countries make better decisions with how they manage their governments. So often, leaders repeat the mistakes of their fathers because they do not read history. Sujit tries to help them learn the mistakes that are commonly made.

Sujit can help you and your government. Be sure to contact him at his LinkedIn account.

Malini Saba Takes Care of Business, Family and At-Risk Women Around the World

Malini Saba is what one would call an overachiever. She has beat the odds as a woman in business, and I think that there is a lot more to come from her. I was impressed to see her taking care of business in the financial world when I started reading her biography online. I was more impressed, however, when I discovered that Malini Saba, a child that moved around from one area to the next while growing up, was helping other women with her non-profit organization.

 

The Stree Foundation is something that she can really be very proud of. This is an excellent company that has managed to make it possible for a lot of young women and children to get food and healthcare. Malini Saba didn’t have to go the extra mile and do this, but it was out of the goodness of her heart that she decided to give back. She is a woman that is blazing an interesting path in both business and philanthropy. I think that her skills are going to get her very far because she has already taken the time to figure out the financial industry.

 

It could have been very easy for her to put all of her money into her own bank accounts and just worry about generating generational wealth. This is what a lot of millionaires would probably do. She is not the average millionaire though. What Malini Saba has proven over the years is that she is a powerful business woman that knows the value of giving back.

 

For many people there is a threshold. When they hit that threshold in terms of finances they may become bored with making money just for the sake of making money. Malini Saba doesn’t seem to be a very flashy or pretentious person. When she made millions she saw a much greater need for helping others. She could have spent this on herself or provided her daughter with generational wealth. Saba didn’t take that route though. She opened a non-profit instead and reached out to the women that could not do for themselves.

 

I find all of her hard work highly commendable. She could have chosen another life path and another career. Malini could have decided to just let other people worry about at-risk women. She didn’t do that though. Saba found a way to give to these women on a continuous basis.