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User:Diacelium/Essay draft:What should be the aims of politics

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Employment, productivity, security, growth, freedom, happiness, national identity, equality, sovereignty, order: every polital ideology, movement, party, every government seeks and promises to attain some goal (or throws in some buzzwords that sound like a good thing for the population). Some economists will debate on the best way to increase employment, for example (and sometimes proposing solutions that, while they would increase employment, would also increase poverty and harsh working conditions), without questioning whether it's something that we should seek, whether or not full employment is actually attainable, whether or not if everyone is able to work in the current way work is organized (this sounds really cliché, but I'll elaborate on that).

Economic policies[edit]

Social policies[edit]

The aims of our current institutions[edit]