We have found that once we get the politics right, most things follow along.
But how do we get the politics right?
Well, we start with the premise that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. And so the corollary is that the limitation of power will limit corruption.
And as it is not possible to abolish power, we limit power with power. This is called the Separation of Powers. And is the basis of liberal democracy.
Of course liberal democracy is a work in progress, and we are still managing to limit physical power in the military and the church. As I write military and church rapists are coming subject to a Royal Commission.
But although we have had some success in limiting physical power, we have hardly begun to address the limitation of emotional power.
We have though made a start in limiting emotional power by recognising the hidden culture of emotional aggression in girls, and by criminalising the purchase of sex, at least in Sweden.
So altough the liberal democratic project of limiting power has had some historical succeses, we still have miles to go before we sleep.