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Seems to me that governments everywhere have been hijacked by the economic interests of the corporations, and as such have forgotten that their job is actually about people and our health and wellbeing, not only about economics and the myth of continuous growth.
Splitting business from the state could be the one reform that could catalyze a wide range of other reforms that would fix a lot of what is wrong with the current system. It would set the stage to change everything.
The good thing too is that there is a precedent! In Europe, 500 years ago during the so-called 'enlightenment', when governments everywhere adopted constitutions that split religion from the state. It was this very fact that formed part of the foundation upon which our founding fathers formed countries devoted to freedom (and not subject to the whims of a church hierarchy). We need the same now, where our governments and politicians are not held hostage by the economic agendas of the 1%.
Perhaps history would see such reforms as the marker of our times. They are inevitable eventually, the only question is how long it takes us to demand the change.