Ri Kou You Thought

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Ri Kou You Thought (李江陽思想, Ri Kou You Shiso) is the systematized ideology and political opinions of the late Ri Kou You, the Taihei Wing King from 1968 to 1999. The term is used to describe the idiosyncratic neoliberalism of the country's ruling party, the Rikken Aikokusha, though the party itself disavows such a term as encouraging a cult of personality.

Ri Kou You as Wing King separated the government from its extensive control of the economy and allowed the metropolitan districts significant autonomy in their internal affairs. Conversely, Ri centralized the state around the Regency (which he dominated) and reduced the Final Court to a vetting body, able to directly change the law in only a few instances. The new positions of Peace and Martial Kings were unelected but rather vetted instead, drawn respectively from the civil service and the National Protection Army.

Neoclassical and Lakewater economists had a strong unofficial influence on the Ri government, advising the Bank of Nara in its infancy. The most influential of the Lakewater economists in the country, Some Guy, had even studied with Ri during his education abroad in Pollona.