Author Topic: Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms  (Read 82 times)

Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms
« on: March 27, 2020, 08:33:50 PM »
All political and economic issues boil down to group decisions. For example, group decisions in a market are made by individual spending. When you buy toilet paper you’re helping the group to decide how much toilet paper to supply. And when you donate to the Red Cross you’re helping the group to decide how much disaster relief to supply.

My theory is that there can only be one best system for making group decisions, given that group decisions all have the same goal… group benefit maximization. Democracy and dictatorships are very different systems, so they can’t be equally effective at maximizing group benefit.

On Facebook I’m a member of nearly 100 groups (mostly about plants) and all of them are dictatorships, except for the plant group that I started, which is a market. We use donations to make decisions.

How is it possible that out of nearly 100 groups that not a single one is a democracy? Why are we so accepting of dictatorships? Wouldn’t these groups make much better decisions if they were democracies? It’s certainly easy enough to create polls.

One thing about FB groups is that if you don’t like the decisions made by a group’s dictator, you can simply leave it and start your own group. Starting a group on FB is ridiculously easy.

So here’s an idea. Let’s create FB groups to test and compare different ways of making group decisions. We can have FB groups for direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism and all the other isms. We can simultaneously participate in and get a feel for numerous different systems.

Will it become clear which system is the best? Let’s find out! If you create a group let me know and I’ll add it to this list…

Decisions By Donations

Questions, concerns?

Offline Baruch

Re: Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 09:09:35 PM »
You are consistent.  Work for Vladimir? ;-)  Facebook is old technology.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 09:16:11 PM »
You are consistent.  Work for Vladimir? ;-)  Facebook is old technology.
It has the best group features though. 

Offline Baruch

Re: Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 09:21:22 PM »
It has the best group features though.

Senior citizen demographic?  Young people aren't there.  How then to influence the future?
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline aitm

Re: Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 09:22:38 PM »
The problem with that, as history and today are proving, is that the majority of people actually preferred to be told what to do. This removes theM from the blame when shit goes wrong but they can take credit when it goes right.

Simply consider most working environments, most do not want to be in charge. They may say they do but quickly back down when given the responsibility, because inherently most people don’t want to be in charge. Another reason why ass holes get elected. They take charge.

True democacy or rather true republics don’t work because people bow to pressure believing others are smarter and thus more likely right. Unfortunately they are right.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Offline Sal1981

Re: Let’s Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 11:37:21 PM »
cba
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman