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Equality, on the other hand, comes up against hierarchy, excellence and even justice. The only way out is in a paradoxical formulation of these concepts. f The same kind of situation is even more clearly demonstrated by modern European democracies. The authors of the French Revolution, both the ideologues and the politicians, concentrated their main effort on the question of how to work out the pattern of life of free men in a free society. Though they all regard freedom as an empirical condition of human life, they were almost obsessed with the principles by which freedom is guaranteed.

This superiority is measured in rapidity of decision, in willingness to accept risks, and, on the whole, in the owner's capacity to harmonize his effort with the intrinsic requirements of the profit-making enterprise. For it is generally agreed that many commercial and industrial enterprises were built up by the savings of thrifty individuals. The system of dividends, for instance, is often regarded as a method of rewarding abstention from immediate satisfaction, and thus as an incentive for increasing the original capacity of enterprise by building up an evergrowing working capital.

B. The political system of 'collegiality' is a rudimentary form of descentralization of power. It implies that the decision of one chief can be delayed or vetoed by another. ) A particular case of 'collegiality' is when the chief is primus inter pares. Advisory bodies to a monarchic chief, and the Privy Council are other forms of'collegiality'. Though in no sense a specific democratic phenomenon, 'collegiality' produces a certain (limited) minimization and diffusion of power. It implies a number of persons in the same office whose spheres of authority are not always well defined.

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