Good men with good intentions have over and over again bought into idea that the State can create wealth and prosperity when what is inevitably created is a happy hunting ground for the corrupt and an impoverishing mega hierarchy that produces less and less.
Those at the apex find themselves running faster and faster in order to establish control which is simply impossible. Finally after years, someone puts them out of their misery.
The whole problem is actually the idea of hierarchy itself. We have it all over the place and we certainly reward it. I do think that the best solution is that a successful leader should be properly rewarded by been granted the right to throw a pot-latch for his extended community. However this is so counter intuitive and alien in thought that we will not say more..