To those I know whom are in business or entrepreneurs “Weighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions”. it is also the way most businesses make decisions, if they want to stay in business.
This is not how Government conducts business. “Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.”
The ideology of the government of the day in our current society is polarised, through their own actions and admission. In order to manipulate a government and its representatives, you need only use the language and benefits required to justify their ideology and position.
It is important for us as business people to use the elected government for our means, or they will be used by others, for their own means.
In my experience, self-interest (significance), language (communicated connection), and a mix of either either intellectual studies (for those that need certainty) or a forum with lots of people ( for those who require variety), meets the need of the modern political representative.
Access is not necessarily a good thing, most business people In the Territory will attest that influence is more important than access, in this modern day that will Be through success, be it social media, friends or financial.
I know I use the terminology of “proximity” often, but just as you can raise the intellect and wisdom of others by being in their proximity, so can you be lowered by surrounding yourself with a particular ideology or intellect for great periods of time (and why I haven’t ever aligned with any particular party in politics). It is important to protect your values, beliefs and wisdom at all times. I am not a strong advocate for compromise, but all life is about trade-offs, I believe those of you in business will understand the concept of trading up. Good luck guys and remember
“No government has done as much for the poor as capitalism has. Even when it comes to the redistribution of income, the left talks the talk but the free market walks the walk. What do the poor most need? They need to stop being poor. And how can that be done, on a mass scale, except by an economy that creates vastly more wealth? “
Go out work smart, get wealthy!