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Mandy Fisher

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Revolution! ... or peaceful protest? What is the best method for change, and why should we be talking about it?

So, you want a revolution.

Is America due for radical change? What changes would you make? How would you go about making them? What methods bring real results?

And finally, what do you believe is the breaking point for revolution/rebellion?

My opinion to come shortly.


Closing Statement from Mandy Fisher

The conversation may be closed, but the topic is only beginning to brew. Thank you all for your comments. Let's continue the conversation, and perhaps we'll find we arrive at a feasible solution.

Until next time...

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    Aug 24 2013: Continuing the economics description of the club from the posting below. The first rule was everyone should seek to maximise their own happiness. Lets introduce a second rule. People can choose whether to follow the first rule or the second rule. The second rule is "Everyone should seek to maximise the happiness of others that they interact with." If you are following the second rule, it makes sense to cluster together with others doing likewise. Whilst you are helping others, they will be helping you, so that you can help them further. From this positive feedback loop emerges a cohesive society. In the past you had to be in the same geographic location to provide this help and so the potential for this society to grow was limited. With the coming of mass communication you can interact with anyone anywhere to provide the help and the scope is limitless. The proposed club is a way of identifying that an individual or organisation is pursuing the second rule and so you should interact with them. It does not give you any signal that you should conflict with people still following the first rule.
    Concluding with an allegory pinched from religion.
    In Hell there is pleny of food, but you are only allowed to eat it using a 6ft long spoon, which you must hold at the end of the handle. Everyone starves for eternity.
    In Heaven, same food, same spoons, same rules, but everyone is well fed. They have learnt to feed each other.
    It's no good having a long spoon and noone else to feed. Join the club and use that spoon.

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