Growth requires having the values of a culture focused on producing. Welfare States’ weakness is their need to focus on distribution in order to have consensus with the public opinion.
Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain are suffering the consequence of having focused on distribution to sustain the power of their governments.
One of the consequences of the widespread democracy in the world has been the importance of public opinion in the stability of governments.
The structure of a State’s government is given by the Parliament, the Executive power and the Judiciary power. But the fourth power is public opinion which is represented by the communication media and the public expression.
The organization of the States should be focused on equilibrating the relationship between the possibility that production opens and the distribution to provide welfare and equal opportunities for all. This is the core of an expansive action of the States.
The prevalence of distribution implies that Governmental actions prevail over State organization, meaning that the present prevails over the future.