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    Letís Use Facebook Groups To Test Steering Mechanisms

    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 youíre helping the group to decide how much toilet paper to supply. And when you donate to the Red Cross youíre 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 goalÖ group benefit maximization. Democracy and dictatorships are very different systems, so they canít be equally effective at maximizing group benefit.

    On Facebook Iím 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? Wouldnít these groups make much better decisions if they were democracies? Itís certainly easy enough to create polls.

    One thing about FB groups is that if you donít like the decisions made by a groupís dictator, you can simply leave it and start your own group. Starting a group on FB is ridiculously easy.

    So hereís an idea. Letís 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? Letís find out! If you create a group let me know and Iíll add it to this listÖ

    Decisions By Donations

    Questions, concerns?



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    Facebook is not a good idea IMO. They track and share everything you do and have relationships with the Feds.

    Someone will snitch on you and you will be censored or worse.

    Twitter is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Facebook is not a good idea IMO. They track and share everything you do and have relationships with the Feds.
    Just create an account with with a fake name. A few people in my plant group have fake names... ie "Begonia Bob".

    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Someone will snitch on you and you will be censored or worse.
    For what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Twitter is better
    Can't create groups on Twitter though.



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