Politics too often focuses on hectic crisis management or fashions topics fluttering through the media temporarily before dealing with the next topic. Relevant examples include the financial crisis 2008/2009, the refugee crisis 2015, the IS-terror 2015/2016, the climate crisis 2019 as well as the corona crisis 2020/2021.
Short-term crisis management no longer suffices. Instead, a long-term strategic approach is required. This is essential for good, sound policies that can make our world a better place in the long term.
Moreover, focusing on short-term crises pushes important popular issues into the background, even neglecting them.
We need long-term priorities for all major issues, rather than hectic crisis management dealing with fashionable topics.
- A newly appointed Minister for Happiness systematically examines the ten main concerns of citizens. They are published in his “Annual Happiness Report” with concrete suggestions for rapid and long-term improvements.
- The newly appointed Minister for Future and Creativity coordinates long-term planning.
- Clear objectives for a legislative period are drawn up and presented annually in the Minister’s “Future Report” in parliament. It lists the achieved progress and outlines outstanding measures.