Over 55 % of the people are under 30 years old, yet there are none (or very, very few) in government under 30. By its nature, the system is one of "taxation witout representation", for many. Always was.
Konrad Lorenz, a student of animal behaviour, hatched goose eggs at the foot of a chair, and the goslings recognized the chair as their mother for the rest of their lives. When put under a chair a few hours after hatching, there was no such reaction. This showed that things can be imprinted into the brain at an early age only. The brain freezes up later and is no longer pliable. In dogs, the freezing up occurs around the sixth month, so if you want the dog to recognize you as the master, y ou must train him before he is six months old.
This freezing up in man occurs around age 40.
This means that those charged with running government who are over 40, are operating under the old paradigm of an oil-based economy, and one which was based on how things were prior to the breakup of the Soviet Bloc.
Some might argue that the only way for things to change, meaningfull, is to have more participation by those under age 40, who have lived in the post-Soviet era of Tom Friedman's "The World is Flat"
Whether the youth of our age can assert their will, remains a question.