The two key drivers of each and every economy are the oil price and the central bank interest rate. Where the co-relation between these is nicely balanced, the economy prospers, provided there are resources within the nation and hard-working and talented people governed by a democratic government which issues licences for development and construction and importation of necessary items.
Nationhood and democracy are today ideas which have to be in a constant flux, listening to the needs of the people and responding accordingly, but at the same time keeping within guidelines and principles which are essential.
It behoves politicians to listen to the people they wish to represent, and to try and formulate answers for their needs and aspirations.
Democracy and good government go hand in hand, like Peace and Prosperity.
The politicians who resonate what the masses wish for, good government, good housing, schools, libraries, dispensaries, hospitals, roads, gardens, will find themselves elected.
That is the natural way of humanity.