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Well, I am a very new old old player. But, I remember this politics forum as once being extremely lively. I see Helsworth has become almost the "last man standing" so to speak. Not surprising, but how about starting a set of discussions? Smile

So, how would you describe your politics with a brief one sentence promotion and one sentence defence?

16.06.2015 05:45
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Hi. Did you have another account back in the day? What was your nick, so I can remember you. Smile

Here's how I'd describe myself & my political stances:
Progressive deficit owl


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16.06.2015 09:23
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AlexWashington Wrote:
So, how would you describe your politics with a brief one sentence promotion and one sentence defence?

This will be as brief as I can do.

I support Soviet-styled socialistic planned economy, but with strong focus on "green" agenda and with more elements of direct management of resources.

In my opinion severe socio-economic and ecological crises that haunt the humanity today can be resolved only through the implementation of long-term measures that cannot be adopted and/or adequately executed in the environment of greed-driven capitalist economy.

16.06.2015 12:22
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VincentNikolai.

Well I can describe my political views as a social democratic critical theorist and constructivist. Nonetheless, my views adapt according to the scenario and scale of analysis.

It is my opinion that to hold onto any view or turn away any option except those which cause such moral disruption they cannot be effectively productive is counter-intuitive to finding solutions, and finding solutions through social democracy and critical examination of society's ills which are historical constructs should be our ultimate goal over pushing ideology.

I like to believe my views have evolved since the last time I was on Ars-Regendi but Noplan

16.06.2015 21:49
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Vince! Daumenhoch Welcome back, dude! This must be a really special week. Two old school members returned, you and LordAlexander (who left because of changes in game mechanics). Indeed, things have changed/evolved - including myself.
Really great to have you back.


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Middle ground between a hardliner and reformist communist


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Thank you Helsworth and Lord Alexander.

Well, on a global scale of analysis what do you all believe would be the best method of governing humanity? Just to get a general sense of how you would apply your beliefs.

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Thank you Helsworth and Lord Alexander.

Well, on a global scale of analysis what do you all believe would be the best method of governing humanity? Just to get a general sense of how you would apply your beliefs.

Explaining MMT to everyone (making double-entry bookkeeping mandatory beginning with 4th grade), then letting the people decide through popular democratic vote what kind of society they want to live in, what size government they want necessary to bring about that society.


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Well, on a global scale of analysis what do you all believe would be the best method of governing humanity? Just to get a general sense of how you would apply your beliefs.

Sorry, this one will be long.

Unfortunately I currently came to conclusion that in the short term it will be preferable if the world will become governed by the worldwide federation of authoritarian democracies with rules that are strongly skewed in favor of leftwing and green forces. In my opinion modern "proper" democratic systems are completely broken, and crises that humanity is facing right now are too urgent to waste time and attention on developing and fine-tuning truly democratic alternatives.

Such authoritarian democracies can be like Iranian "democracy" in some aspects, but with absolutely opposite ideological framework and with more space for political groups with "undesirable" ideologies. In ideal they should leave some possibilities for temporal victories of such political groups.

Absolute dictatorships too easily succumb to corruption and degradation of ideology, therefore I think that some degree of political threat from ideological opponents may stimulate ruling political elites to stay on their toes and continue refining their methods and ideologies.

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Lord Alexander Wrote:

AlexWashington Wrote:
Well, on a global scale of analysis what do you all believe would be the best method of governing humanity? Just to get a general sense of how you would apply your beliefs.

Sorry, this one will be long.

Unfortunately I currently came to conclusion that in the short term it will be preferable if the world will become governed by the worldwide federation of authoritarian democracies with rules that are strongly skewed in favor of leftwing and green forces. In my opinion modern "proper" democratic systems are completely broken, and crises that humanity is facing right now are too urgent to waste time and attention on developing and fine-tuning truly democratic alternatives.

Such authoritarian democracies can be like Iranian "democracy" in some aspects, but with absolutely opposite ideological framework and with more space for political groups with "undesirable" ideologies. In ideal they should leave some possibilities for temporal victories of such political groups.

Absolute dictatorships too easily succumb to corruption and degradation of ideology, therefore I think that some degree of political threat from ideological opponents may stimulate ruling political elites to stay on their toes and continue refining their methods and ideologies.

I seriously disagree with you, seeing as how we're stuck/dealing with 'authoritarian democracies' right now. Just look at the US and the EU. If what you're suggesting is more authoritarian than what already is, I doubt the 'undesirable' opposition will be able to do anything. I don't have the time now or the energy to engage in a cost/benefit analysis per your proposal applied to the whole globe. However, I think the below heterodox proposals are much more viable and can be past without authoritarianism.

Asset-side bank reform
http://serbanvcenache.blogspot.ro/2014/1...arren.html

Voluntary Job Guarantee to enhance the automatic stabilizers, employed buffer stock of labor ensures better price anchor than the NAIRU, ensures full employment regardless of cycle, does away with skill erosion, it makes the long-term unemployed attractive & hireable for the private sector, it pays living wage + health and pension coverage, it does away with poverty, with chronic stress, with depression, with domestic violence, and with crime. Watch the presentation below, make sure to go through all the slides slowly.
https://prezi.com/odd1akrwoptt/simulatin...guarantee/


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