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In <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>, various governments and the United Nations demand that the Avengers stop functioning as a privately run paramilitary organization and answer to the authorities. As we all know, anything that comes under government control is as good as doomed.
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This election has proved that you need to connect and sell emotions as well as handouts and goodies. This doesn't make voters irrational or stupid. It simply means that they've cracked the code and are focusing on short-term, tangible demands. They know that the nature of politics is such that no one cares about the long run anyway.
Unless and until you have a strict rule of law and tolerance and patience for every individual (irrespective of their religion, or any other identity), no matter how many steps you take toward development, you will always find yourself taking twice the number of steps back. Strict rule of law helps people function in a framework where they feel secure and are sure of their rights and entitlements, allowing them to focus on secondary needs and be innovative and at their fullest potential.