Originally posted by Ketrus
I wonder how you would classify this historical example. Herodotus wrote of the origins of the Etruscans:
(Quote by way of Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies)
What sort of stunt is it, to develop rituals to help a society bear unusual burdens? Socialize? It seems at least adjacent to Bureaucracy, because you're regulating food distribution in a way that minimizes violence in times of food shortfall. It's pure red tape. Sorry, folks, you can't eat today. Today it's nothing but Ex3!
Implementing bread and circuses to bolster the morale of your populace during a period of hardship would probably be best handled through the project system, although there's multiple ways you could approach it.