People are idiots. Not constantly, just in bouts. We are prone to making stupid decisions.
One of these decisions, in my opinion, is allowing power to be limitless. A long time ago, humans realized that power corrupts. This led to the amount of power monarchs and political figures had being reduced through various means, from the charter of rights which ensures human rights are respected by monarchs and politicians, to internal affairs agencies that attempt to minimize corruption within governments. However, we forgot to limit the amount of power one can gain through money. In the 21st century money is power, and that is pretty undeniable. Despite this being true, we have put zero restrictions on the amount of power people can have. It is seemingly a huge problem, as corporations keep flexing their might in ways that are ultimately extremely detrimental to the rest of the world. I personally think that there should be restrictions on how much power individuals can have to minimize corruption and better protect the interests of the species, rather than the individual.
I think that when income reaches a certain point, mandatory donations BACK INTO THE COUNTRIES THAT HELPED THEM MAKE THAT WEALTH, NOT PRIVATE CHARITIES should be enforced, by military might if necessary.
I also think that participatory democracy rather than representative democracy should be put into place, as having a small group of representatives makes bribing much much easier. If someone only has to bribe 60 senators it is much easier than bribing all 400 million American citizens, and would prevent corruption.
Have I gone off the deep end here or does this make sense?