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Democracy is where 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'. We want to establish a meritocracy, where the best people determine the ways for example education is organized. The scientific method allows the best methods to float to the surface because their result will be superior in a way that can be proven. Here it is apparent where the difference between a Democratic system and a meritocratic Scientific system arise. In a Democracy only one method can be tested and the choice of method follows from whatever get the most votes, the scientific system allows for different methods to be compared. The underlying difference is singularity versus multiplicity.
 
Democracy is where 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'. We want to establish a meritocracy, where the best people determine the ways for example education is organized. The scientific method allows the best methods to float to the surface because their result will be superior in a way that can be proven. Here it is apparent where the difference between a Democratic system and a meritocratic Scientific system arise. In a Democracy only one method can be tested and the choice of method follows from whatever get the most votes, the scientific system allows for different methods to be compared. The underlying difference is singularity versus multiplicity.
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=== Democracy and scarcity ===
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A little analogy for clarity. Three people want to watch television, one doesn't. Course of action: watch television. You have to find a way where all the parties are made happy: three people watch television and the fourth does something else in a separate room. An RBE should very much be about overcoming the first, scarcity type, situation, and create the second, everybody wins, situation. When there is scarcity you have to resort to political solutions (political in this case meaning, who gets what: at this level there is trade already, now you get what you want, next time I get what I want). We have to overcome this using planning and reason. Relying on democracy won't get us very far.
  
 
== Regular versus Anarchism (evidence) ==
 
== Regular versus Anarchism (evidence) ==

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Democracy

Democracy versus the Scientific method, singularity versus multiplicity

Democracy is where 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'. We want to establish a meritocracy, where the best people determine the ways for example education is organized. The scientific method allows the best methods to float to the surface because their result will be superior in a way that can be proven. Here it is apparent where the difference between a Democratic system and a meritocratic Scientific system arise. In a Democracy only one method can be tested and the choice of method follows from whatever get the most votes, the scientific system allows for different methods to be compared. The underlying difference is singularity versus multiplicity.

Democracy and scarcity

A little analogy for clarity. Three people want to watch television, one doesn't. Course of action: watch television. You have to find a way where all the parties are made happy: three people watch television and the fourth does something else in a separate room. An RBE should very much be about overcoming the first, scarcity type, situation, and create the second, everybody wins, situation. When there is scarcity you have to resort to political solutions (political in this case meaning, who gets what: at this level there is trade already, now you get what you want, next time I get what I want). We have to overcome this using planning and reason. Relying on democracy won't get us very far.

Regular versus Anarchism (evidence)

Evidence supporting regular

Human trafficking is lower in countries where prostitution is illegal. [1].

Evidence supporting Anarchism

References

  1. http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/2012/12/Legalised-prostitution-increases-human-trafficking.aspx Summary: human trafficking is higher in countries where prostitution is legal
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