Factors deriving politics


Elke Pickartz, a Berlin-based political correspondent of Reuters, spoke on: “ Analyzing party systems, political strategies, tactics, interests and tools.” To her, three factors mainly derive politics:

1- Power
2- Interests
3- Ideas

Well, I disagreed with her, at least given the political culture of my country. I, along with many other participants from Asia and Africa, unanimously insisted that MONEY should also be included in the list of top three factors. To her as a German, it was a bit difficult to understand how would politics, considered to be a low-income profession in Germany, help in making more money.
On my part, I wonder what ‘power’ meant for a politician back in Islamabad who succumbs to a military dictator in return of being given a free hand in making money though politics.

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