Looking for supporters for a decentralised digital political party
Hi guys and girls,
So let me begin by saying that more politics is not the answer to our problems - ironic i know considering that I am proposing to establish a political party.
Parliamentary Democracy has three problems:
1) Parliament is a 16th century handling a 21st century world. It is unable to harness the overwhelming data of today's world. What then can? The collective intelligence of a society. How do we harness that intelligence? By borrowing something from a system that many of you might be against - the market. A free market of perpetual referendums that anyone can create and everyone can vote on.
2) It's centralised. This centralisation leads to corruption. Furthermore because power is centralised, it leads to politics (defined as "the act of obtaining or maintaining power"). Decentralisation of power through the elimination of representative numbers and prime minister's would eliminate corruption and eliminate energy wasting politics. Every voter would be an MP so to speak.
3) It suffers from the Principle-Agent Problem. In short, this is the inherent conflict between the needs and wants of the voter and the representative. One example: 95% of voters in UK (93% in USA, 90% Germany) want tax havens gone. They stay. Why? Because as the paradise papers showed us, representatives benefit from them. Labour members want Proportional Representation. But the labour leadership don't. Why? Because it will diminish labours power. Smart politically, terrible socially.
A decentralised digital democracy solves all of these problems. No centralisation, no politics, and a system that can harnesses the collective intelligence of society.
I understand that under the present day first past the post system it's a basic impossibility to get into power right now. Let's leave that to the side as a mere obstacle in the way. First things first is building support. If you are interested then send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org