Nowadays there is a direct correlation between power and wealth; the more wealth you grab, the more powerful you become.
Ruthlessness and greed are not “merits” but prerequisite to become wealthy.
There is a direct correlation between ruthlessness, greed and wealth.
Capitalism means rule by capital – rule by wealth.
Wealthy are only a few, poor are all so many so direct confrontation is carefully avoided: capitalism means also rule by deception, by generalized ignorance.
A bad government is the rule of the many by the few wealthy in the interest of the few wealthy.
A good government is the rule of the many by the few Meritorious in the interest of the many; but what “Merit” is?
Everyone’s past, present and future actions affect (or not) the Whole.
If the actions does not affect the Whole, there are Private actions and do not contain Merit.
If the actions affect the Whole, there are then Public actions and do contain Merit.
If as a result the Whole is improved, the Merit is positive.
If, as a result the Whole is degraded, the Merit is negative.
The most powerful is always the Ruler so we have to annihilate the wealth-power correlation and have to create a merit-power correlation.
A fair world is that in witch everyone gets what he deserve, according to individual merit.