politics & economics

Some say that governments that govern best govern least, or don’t exist at all.

While others believe that governments are necessary to ensure meeting social and economic goals through legal restrictions.

Some argue that business organizations (and the wealthy) can become de facto governmental bodies and so need oversight.

While others feel governments and business organizations are separate entities best unsullied by attempts to merge the two.

What are the best political and economic systems for a functional, productive society? Is there any ‘best’ system, or is it contingent on the people and resources available?