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happybillmoney 11 points ago +11 / -0

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happybillmoney 2 points ago +2 / -0

yeah it a little buggy.

And you might also being seeing the spam bots which their comments get auto removed. We currently don't shadow ban users. Could change but so far most people follow the site rules.

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happybillmoney 9 points ago +9 / -0

hey make a suggestion for a weekly. It's open to everyone.

And you got to remember to stay positive. If you lose that they win.

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happybillmoney 3 points ago +3 / -0

Interesting collection of thoughts, you wrote.

I skimmed over it mostly and a few things stuck out to me.

On Statistics I think it's weak. You should distinguish misleading statistics from empirical research. Statistics the misleading ones are used for things like propaganda since you can fudge numbers and misrepresent real information with a simple graph. While empirical research uses statistics as is.

On Money I also think you miss a huge point in saying that money needs to be backed by a physical substance. You correctly identify that money's value is a "unit of labor" and talk about the problem of backing it by something like gold. Shifting the idea of money to a fiat currency isn't the problem. The problem is that circulation determines the value of a "unit of labor". The more money the more inflation the less value it has. Money backed by gold was / is valuable since there is a limit to gold. Crypto currency limits the amount that can ever exist. Mining limits the production since the more minors there are the less that can be created. And a single unit or crypto coin can be cut up into practically infinite pieces. Meaning crypto currency is worth not only the value of what people accept it be. But also, is worth a baseline value from time and resources put in to generate it. On Cronyism and Nepotism: I'm not sure what you are getting at here. All systems even ones that are a meritocracy will decay from entropy. As you point out humans abide by the laws of nature and so too will ultimately succumb to entropy. But the fact is human progress wasn’t made from the many it was made from the few that trickled down to the many. Albeit a room of big brains and family members isn’t the best system to rely on every decision. Decision makers ought to be on merit. You are overlooking that if everyone is a captain on a ship you will never choose a direction to go. And you need to accept that even the smartest person in the world can make mistakes, that is just human nature.

On Democracy: very good observations in my opinion for such a complex idea. But it’s highly oversimplified. You really need to expand on the founding fathers of America and their initial solution to democracy and the history of American government better.

On confederations: I get it the whole point of everything was to get to this part. You have majorly over generalized the idea of a confederation and your solution will never work. The fundamental flaw of a confederation is that it’s too weak to function as a single unit with a single goal. Again, you completely gloss over American history and don’t bring up the fact that originally America was a confederation of states!

I see you try to address the problems of the Confederate States of America by addressing things like a centralized currency. But your ideas of a military that is one that is loyal to the states, but works for the confederation, but also can refuse orders from the confederation, will never work. Who do you take orders from in a time of crisis? You seriously need to rethink a functional military. You then try and say that the confederation ought to not “create laws or enforce them” but also that the confederation oversees military, and inner and outer commerce, and international relationships? There would instantly be conflicts. Either you are an autonomous nation state or not. Then you say that the confederation doesn’t put a tax on the citizens, but the nation states would need to pay dues? Well, the dues would come from a tax on the citizens which is why in America there is a Federal and State tax. It’s the same idea my dude. You think a nation state is autonomous if it can be punished through “starvation”? Their own loyal confederation military would fight for imports and exports causing a war instantly if this ever happened (even if you say the nation state was thought to not ever want to go to war with one another). In the USA when states act up all that happens is the Feds will cut federal funding for things like highway maintenance. Is this what you mean are do you mean a straight up enforced trade ban?

I mean you bring up that America is basically what you are describing. So I don’t see the point of trying to tack on a confederation. You also bring up that the EU is close to what your idea of a confederation is but it doesn’t work well in the face of a crisis as you bring up. So, I have no clue how your final point is that the future is confederations?

People will always be hostile to each other with different national goals. I think you are trying to come up with some utopia idea and argue that there ought to be a revolution for it. But as you point out all systems are doomed to fail due to entropy. But you argue that systems based on meritocracy are better. But a confederation is not a meritocracy. So, I’m really not sure your master point makes sense.

If you want a Utopia then you need a new goal for all nations of the world. Think Star Trek, humans have bigger issues that they need to deal with and practically solved food and hunger through replicators and money is no longer even an issue or used. Is that a reality we could have? Maybe? But it starts with us getting off Earth and viewing the universe has a resource to use. To use to what end? I don’t know, no one knows. A greater good? What is a greater good? If you can define a common greater good that every person would agree with then I think you could motivate a lot of people. But that’s very hard and no one has been able to do that.

So, I like your points overall it’s just your logic is flawed in my opinion. Was a fun read thanks for posting.

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happybillmoney 11 points ago +11 / -0

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happybillmoney 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well at least that one dude will be ready to suck ching chong dick.

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happybillmoney 9 points ago +9 / -0

About the same as playing Russian roulette. Either nothing since you will just catch a mutated version of COVID that the vaccine wont protect you from. Or get some serious health issues from the vaccine.

That's about it.

Not going out of my way to get if I still have to play the lockdown game and use a mask and shit.

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