Enlightened government is called government of, by, and for the people. It shall be founded at the local level.
Mundane government is practitioner (generalist) oriented. Its "system" is disjointed-incrementalism and muddling-through. Like the element phosphorous, mundane government is unstable based on (1) the politician saying — The system is dumb and there's nothing we can do; and (2) the grubby adding — so let's get ours. If we don't get it, someone else will.
Therefore, mundane government leads to establishment government, which is "discreetly gross." (The establishment serves itself first.)
There is the adage — It has to get worse before it gets better.
Establishment government is as common as an old shoe. Therefore, it is hard to change. In contrast, most gross government is stark.
Up until about two years ago, the Imperial Irrigation District was most gross. Its hierarchy included:
(1) The greedy water marketing interests, which I call the "skarves."