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Forum Post: Design thriving societies. What works from a scientific point of view.

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 25, 2011, 4:17 p.m. EST by whatworks (0)
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SUMMERY If someone promises something without specifying the consequences if they don’t deliver, consider asking them, “or else what?” until they come up with a specific natural consequence that you agree with. Ask for it in writing. If the writing is not readable, say no deal until that contract is readable. “Power is never granted, only taken”, and this is 1 way to do it peacefully.

Focus on doing what you love to do and are good at. Do all you say you will do, don’t encroach on others or their stuff (Richard Maybury), and make amends for the inevitable mistakes. Define what is valuable to you and trade your valuable stuff (time, brain, body) only by mutual agreement with other competent entities. You can defend your stuff and not take on others’ stuff. ...

3 areas rarely set up correctly:

Money – NEVER, EVER let others’ control a money supply by fiat. Use only competing currencies. Make no laws about what, and how, people “should” value things. Competing currencies allow those who are ok with risk to employ competition which modulates the money supply via Laissez-faire feedback loops. (I would LOVE a fiat debt currency, as long as I was corrupt, and in charge of it. Imagine, as my little slaves procreate, and do all the work to grow economies, they pay me more and more via seigniorage, the hidden tax of inflation, and fees. hahaha suckers!!!!)

Scope of action - (money, projection of power). Decisions are vastly more effective locally because, “Elements in the [complex adaptive] system are ignorant of the behaviour of the system as a whole responding only to what is available to it locally.” Therefore, efficient taxes are collected only once, locally, and at the point of sale. They are spent at the level of the tax, and/or 1(one) level away. The feedback loop is then very direct and concise. So people can respond very quickly by simply voting with their feet. No demonstrations, agent provocateurs, just buy goods and services at the next town, the local merchants will “help” local organizers understand things rapidly.

Voting - (Please see main post for details)

  • Residents indicate who they pick by depositing, say, 0 to 100 ounces of silver ($0 to $5,000) publicly in escrow. (It would be best if the resident could vote 0-10% of net worth, but resident’s net worth is none of a town’s business.) (Might as well start using hard money.)
  • If their organizer had to make amends of say 1,000 ounces of silver ($50,000), escrow would remove that amount from the cumulative amount of that organizers voters.

Details: http://marketcuriosity.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/design-thriving-societies-what-works-from-a-scientific-point-of-view/



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