posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 07:57 PM
What I want is a government which returns to the ideals of the enlightenment. A government which governs with scientific and empirical evidence in
its' policies. If you have a policy going and the results show it is not positive, change it, if it keeps going negative then replace it using some
educated guess, rinse and repeat... until an optimal solution is found or a more perfect union...
If I were to be labelled my views align with libertarian socialism. This term is an oxymoron anywhere else in the world except the US, everyone else
assumes you are of the libertarian variety if a socialist in other countries. It is absurd to be any other variety.
In any case, I always like to post a form of governance I believe is optimal.
Lets start with the Dunbar Number. This is the maximum number of associations you can have in a meaningful social way. The estimated figure is
somewhere between 150 to 300, so lets chose the low estimate of 100. If you organize every person in the world in groups of 100, that each elect one
member into the next group of 100, you arrive at a governing structure in the form of a tree with branching factor 100 and max depth 6. 100^6 is quite
a large number.
This implies any person in the world is at most 6 electoral steps away from being in the ruling set of citizens and at most 600 people need to be
convinced of your ability. Certain messaging rules would be required, no group may talk to another, except through elected officials. Anyone may
propose a bill, but the bill must be voted on by the leafs (the bottom groups) and each elected official must vote with the group where his/her vote
determines the not-present votes. Various elected scientists and engineers in their respective fields would analyse proposed policy and report to the
governing bodies (every group of 100) which will then decide to pass it or not... If the policy requires a certain number of citizens to be viable
(through the analysis report) then any sub-tree may pass the bill assuming all sub-trees lower agree, the benefits of the legislation would only apply
to that sub-tree...
I agree with most of the planks in the socialists parties platform.