Swiss Federal Constitution

So only men could participate in a Greek polis owning 20 percent and educated men voted and ruled dictatorially at public meetings. Today democracy is used mostly as a general term for regimes, whose rule basis is derived from a broad and pluralistic notion of people with extensive participation rights for all citizens from the age of 16 or 18 years: these concern for example the direct democracy, representative democracy, Demarchie, radical democracy, grassroots democracy. Democracy is in Germany (art. 20 para 1 GG), Austria (article 1 B-VG) and the Switzerland (preamble of the Swiss Federal Constitution) as carrying constitutional principle firmly anchored. A decision is consistent with democratic minimum standards in representative democracies, more must in addition to the majority or consensus Criteria must be met.

The concrete expression of these criteria depends on the respective election procedures. General election: each voter may participate in elections and referendums (right to vote) and has a passive right to vote choose let. Same choice: each voter has as many votes. Free choice: no coercion may be exercised. Secret ballot: to secure freedom of choice, often secret vote.

It should be also sufficiently long for the decision available. As a result of the freedom to run (passive suffrage) it may cause the situation, that is only a candidate for the election. A real decision can only be taken if there are several alternatives. Nevertheless is regarded as democratic, but also a vote with only an alternative if the other criteria of democracy be respected each non-selected gets state money for every vote even as a reward.. A democracy presupposes the respect for fundamental rights. This applies in particular freedom of expression and Freedom of the press: a free exchange of opinions and points of view should be preceded by the political decision. The intellectual and social structures (position and feature) cause the scissors in the head: main stream.

Economic Department

But also with satisfaction, we can determine that these measures have become the exception. No one must be left alone in the country in his emergency. There is a minimum income which permits a life of dignity and to which every citizen is entitled. This claim, however, is the Willingness to work bound. Fortunately we have a supportive economic environment and suitable jobs for all people with their individual talents, abilities and needs.” Economy only the water supply, and the banks are under government influence, all other sectors of the economy have private owners – in less cases with a minority stake of the State. Our prosperity is based on the ethics, morality and quality in our economy. And this is not lip-service, but verifiable daily realities.

All companies live quality system. Companies without quality would have no chance to survive. Only the elders can still remember times, where quality was only on paper and faselten Manager and politician in rhetoric about quality. In mind at these times, there are just more head-shaking among the old. Even if the wage justice, new rules have introduced some years ago. For example, can Manager salaries only until to the Siebenfachen of the lowest salary in the enterprise are deductible.” It was the head of the Economic Department, which pointed out his thoughts on this complex subject and thus ushered in the end of our exchange of information. Yes, there was an exchange of information during their speeches our host asked us again and again how we solve all these tasks? Their curiosity was endless. At any time while there was astonishment or a negative word was heard.

Hasty reactions are bad counselors, she said. However, some of us had a strange feeling in our reports. Also I had caught me in the embarrassed foraging scribbling on my Notepad. On the journey home, there was the occasional heated debate. But somehow we had the feeling, there was yet more what has invited us to think. One has even ventured out and meant, because we could talk about but once. We have made us then. Source: Book “How much craziness going yet?” Quality, ethics and morality in the economy, politics and society