In chapter 18 of Exodus, Moses' father-in-law Jethro instructs him on how to set up a fairly ordered society where Moses doesn't have to burn himself out by answering everyone's questions all the time.

I've heard that this is the basis for an idealized form of government and economics known subsidiarity and distributism.  Is this the only place in the Bible where these ideas come up, or do other's build on Jethro's scheme.