Author: Robert

Why is it worth organizing from the bottom up?

Bottom-up = from each individual person, through a group of several, and further through a larger group to a group that includes everyone. Top-down = from the managing authority of all, through smaller groups, to a single person. Subsidiarity = every power, and in particular political power, should have an auxiliary (supporting) and stimulating significance in relation to the efforts of the autonomous and independent individuals who established it. Since we are already a group that wants to govern on

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To those who promote Swiss democracy

1. Like you, I believe that people who promote democracy are discouraged by the lack of interest or even hostility on the part of citizens. This observation is a good start to realize that despite the overwhelming evidence that db works, most are against it. What is really surprising is that it is not the government that is the biggest opponent – it is the citizens who are most opposed to db. Once we have come to terms with this

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Counterweight

When a party leader gets into parliament, he gets very concrete benefits. He gets:– power over members of his party which allows him to create regulations – he gets access to TV so he can convince millions of people of his reasons – he gets very specific money to live and to achieve his own goals such as election campaign or winning allies With such equipment, a politician no longer needs citizens – he is able to cope on his

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Cooperation with politicians

If the idea of a group is based on the assumption that politicians will listen to the group, then such a group can be liquidated by the cheeks at any time. It is enough for politicians to stop listening to the group's commands. Instead, the purpose of the group should be to help each other and establish common rules that are beneficial to all members of the group. Cooperation with politicians is possible only after many years of the group's

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Protecting the group from a hostile takeover

Wikicracy stores information about who recommended whom. Thanks to this, if someone attacks your group by adding a large number of their henchmen, there will be a chance to defend yourself because you will know from whom the attack began and who belongs to the enemy group. That is why it is worth following the rule that a new person is added by the one who knows this person and guarantees his honesty. Exception: Such information is missing only in

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Housing cooperative

In existing cooperatives, it is often the case that a small group takes power and control over the situation. It is very difficult to prevent this because the turnout in elections and at general meetings is very low. Ordinary inhabitants also do not have a well-formed view on many issues, so many of them vote in a random manner. The group in power, on the other hand, knows in advance how to vote on every issue and everyone votes the

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How to introduce a referendum system in Poland

This method is not new. It was invented by Edward Abramowski some 150 years ago. Abramovsky's idea has the advantage over other ways that it does not require the consent of politicians. Action is required only from us – citizens. The idea is this It is necessary to create a cooperative, attract as many participants as possible, thus build a civic lobby and force politicians* to introduce referendums on a national scale. Such a group will succeed if it is

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Number of signatures for a referendum request

Wikicracy votes work just like real Swiss referendums. Each referendum has 2 stages: 1. Collecting signatures for a referendummotion 2. The number of signatures collected under the referendum motion is public from the beginning so that the initiator of the referendum has information whether he must agitate for his idea or not. The result of the referendum itself (the number of votes For and Against) is visible only after its completion. This information is secret so as not to suggest

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How do I start a group?

Currently, setting up a group is not automated, but setting up a group will not be troublesome for you. All you have to do is gather the first 3 people, send their emails and names/nicknames to me and I will set up a Wikicracy instance for you. It will be a separate application with a separate database, so from that moment your group will have full control over voting and accepting new people. You also need to set a name

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FAQ

How much time do I have to devote? You don't need much time to participate in a group. It is only important to be informed what decisions are being made. Thanks to this, you will be able to react if something happens that does not suit you. The average turnout in Swiss referendums is 40%, but even if it is lower, it does not mean that citizens lose control of the situation.In both Switzerland and Wikicracy, the law is always

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Previous trials and description of the system

Paper no. 1699 portalsamorzadowy.pl/prawo-i-finanse/zygmunt-frankiewicz-koniecznosc-nowelizowania-wszystkich-ustaw-to-patologia,68577.html instytutobywatelski.pl/17617/komentarze/ku-dobrej-samorzadnosci Civilhub – application code github.com/CivilHub/CivilHub Wikicracy – application code hgithub.com/soma115/wikikracja Iceland citizens.is stjornarskrarfelagid.is More information wikikracja.pl Chat discord.gg/JWSJM64  

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Openness of votes

Anonymity of votes is not needed if everyone in the group has the same interest. However, if someone from the group wants to win something for themselves, then transparency begins to be a problem. With open voting, a selfish person can:– see who their ally is- see if allies voted as they agreed– pressure people who vote differently Peer pressure The influence of peer pressure on decisions is well illustrated by Asch's experiment. It is very difficult to have a

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