That isn’t what subsidiarity promotes though. It allows for local communities to have a say in what’s best for their community. It’s at that grassroots level that the common good is very tangible and not just a remote concept. That’s what I mean by organic. It is in mans nature to value a common good as the basis for a healthy society.
Exactly. One of those obstacles is a certain ideology that “some are smarter than others” which is the name of a book written by Ricardo Manapat on The History of Marcos’s Crony Capitalism. It is an ideology that holds that there is not only power in wealth, but a sign of ‘supernatural’ election to dictate. Some are ‘ordained’ to make decisions for everyone else. It is threatened by any coalition of small business with a collective voice.
This decision by Trump to award the endeavour to Edwards has all the markings of the way the Marcos’s favoured and then rebranded national interest ‘aid’ for personal gain.
This is a good overview of how Marcos’s crony capitalism worked.