[EM] Alexander Praetorius, regarding Frome, U.K.

Gervase Lam gervase at madasafish.com
Sat Jul 25 10:59:53 PDT 2015

Thinking about this, this list has previously discussed a lot a voting
method that is very similar to this "one person business" method:
Delegable Proxy[1] (basically proxy voting where each proxy can vote for
another person or proxy) but with the reasoning behind but not the
actual execution of Clarke Tax voting[2] mixed in.

So, instead of votes going around a Delegable Proxy network, a utility
score (in the form of money) would go around an economic network.

[1] http://wiki.electorama.com/wiki/Delegable_proxy
[2] http://rangevoting.org/CTT.html

On Sat, 2015-07-18 at 22:41 +0200, Alexander Praetorius wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 3:18 AM, Gervase Lam <gervase at madasafish.com>
> wrote:
>         Alex,
>         I've been loosely following this thread and had a few
>         questions.  As one
>         thing that Fred mentions near the start of his reply below
>         relates to
>         one of my questions, I thought I would ask:-
>         (1) Do you expect individuals like those who are both deaf and
>         blind,
>         itinerant gypsies, prisoners, those with dementia or other
>         mental
>         disability, or a family member who is caring 24 hours a day
>         for a
>         relative with such illnesses, to set up as their own business
>         so that
>         they are self employed, which would enable them to have their
>         say?
> => Has people who do stuff (SELLING Products/Services)
> => Has people who decide what people should do (BUYING
> Products/Services)
> If you want to empower people who cannot get elected by earning an
> income through SELLING, then give them votes for free (e.g.
> unconditional basic income or something else)
> The lines above i mention not as a "perfect suggestion", but as one
> example of how to discuss problems in the currently existing "REAL
> DEMOCRACY" and how we could brainstorm about how to solve them -
> instead of staying in "FAIRYTALE DEMOCRACY" and brainstorming about
> nonsense that barely affects reality anyway.

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