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  1. #1 Problems with Region/Community based Democracies, and Solutions... 
    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
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    Hello everyone,

    in another thread I was expressing my preference for a regional or state based collaborative democracy, where each region (lets say state sized or smaller) would be politically autonomous (make their own laws, etc) and participate in networks of communities.

    Imo, there are clear advantages to this, but a lot of disadvantages from interaction with people coming in an out of a community as was pointed out by Kojax:


    Originally Posted by icewendigo
    I dont fully understand, so my comments might be more or less irrelevant/misunderstanding, but I will attempt to share my point of view



    "I just don't think it can be done via any kind of anarchy."


    I'm thinking more along the lines of a network of communities, where each community (shares a vision of a better future with an alternate socio-economic system that no longer uses money internally) uses Collaborative e-Democracy as a foundation upon which are added transparent open source computer/communication assisted decision making methods (Known Issues, Technical, Preferences) and coordination/priority/volunteering systems. Each community would have its own local code of conduct and organization variant (according to their prefeneces/culture/values) yet collaborate with other communities within the network and interact/trade with organizations outside the network (using money, local money if thats possible).



    Individuals would enter those communities, feign idealistic commitment to that community's standards to gain acceptance, and then rob them blind.

    If one community had free health care and another didn't, all the sick people would migrate to one community and all the well people would migrate to the other.

    If one community had high wages and high price on goods, people would go there to work, and then drive over to the nearby "cheap goods" community to do all their shopping.

    For communities that lack any kind of financial system, I'm sure the potential for abuse only increases. Now you'd have people maxing out their allowance for goods and services at one community, getting in whatever equivalent to "debt" still existed, then leaving to the next one.




    So what are solutions, if any, that could be implemented to avoid or minimize the problems raised?




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    Impose tariffs or duties to balance everything out. So if you get a car made cheaper in one country and if that country sells that car elsewhere then the country who buys it imposes a duty upon that car to bring its value up to what the country is that is now buying the car to resale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Impose tariffs or duties to balance everything out. So if you get a car made cheaper in one country and if that country sells that car elsewhere then the country who buys it imposes a duty upon that car to bring its value up to what the country is that is now buying the car to resale.
    Could you Impose tariffs on goods made in communities that are not part of your own network of similar policies, while not imposing such tariffs on other communities that have the same social framework as you do?

    So that if Swedish-Vermont sold goods to Norwegian-Maine in the same progressive network it might be exempt from tariffs, while if Malasian-Sweatshop-NewJersey or Giant-Private-Prison-Factory-State-X might have tariffs? Or a different tariff, tiny for communities in the same network (with similar policies), and higher for communities with quite different socio-economic policies?
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