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Alternative for Democracy

Democracy lacks coherence with the imperfect nature of human beings. Decisions shouldn't be taken by majorities since we have no guarantees that these majorities are right. Giving the same amount of votes for everyone means putting someone's education on the same level with another person's ignorance. Also, decision are hardly based on analysis and studies.

The idea is still theoretic but I propose giving the power to the debate that occurs between specialists in the first place and commoners on a second level. The idea consists of a scientific method which calculates advantages and disadvantages on different levels (environmental, economic, educational...) The project that provides success on more levels is executed. The matter becomes more of a democracy of advantages rather than of people.

There are laws for debating and there is a council that organizes debates. Every town, city or public institution would have a council. For now I believe that a competition is made for assigning council members which aren't more than employees but the matter is debatable.

It is possible to change every detail by debate in this system but the main idea remains the same.


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    Feb 15 2013: Didn't Plato put this together about 2500 years ago?
    • Feb 15 2013: The way I see it, I share ideas with Socrates (and I am not sure about Plato) but the context and the practicality are different. Their method of debate wasn't regarded as a ruling system. It was merely regarded as a way to solve philosophical debates. It was a debate between two hypothesis about love for example. The one that generates contradiction is eliminated. I am proposing a different approach but yes you could say it is the same basic idea. And debates in this system are between engineering projects or external policies... rather than theories.

      Well I don't know if you want to call it plagiarism, because I think you are partly right.

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