Authentic Democracy

Winners and Losers

Stranger: But the art which holds sway over them all and watches over the laws and all things in the state, weaving them all most perfectly together, we may, I think, by giving to its function a designation which indicates its power over the community, with full propriety call “statecraft.” – STATESMAN (Plato 360 BC)…

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A Failure to Learn

Stranger: Then if we bisected intellectual science as a whole and called one part the commanding and the other the judging part, might we say we had made fitting division? – STATESMAN (Plato 360 BC) Strength in Numbers [01:50] Selective Depopulation [05:06] (A brief history of eugenics) Herd Immunity [08:39] Deciding Who Will Live and…

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Katastroika

Stranger: People nowadays are likely to take into consideration enforced subjection and voluntary obedience, poverty and wealth, law and lawlessness as they occur in governments, and so they divide two of the forms we mentioned, giving to the two aspects of monarchy the two names tyranny and royalty. — STATESMAN (Plato 360 BC) This is…

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Making the World Safe for Kleptocracy

Stranger: Can we wonder, then, that our soul, whose nature involves it in the same uncertainty about the letters or elements of all things, is sometimes in some cases firmly grounded in the truth about every detail, and again in other cases is all at sea about everything, and somehow or other has correct opinions…

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The Canary in the Crypto Mine

Stranger: Apparently, then, we must expect a complete description of the statesman only when we have defined the manner of his rule over the state. – STATESMAN (Plato 360 BC) This is the second episode in the eight part series Framing 2020. This episode includes: Playing With Fire [00:26] A Weapon for Peace [02:08] Entrepreneurial Spirit…

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Introduction

“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
– James Freeman Clarke (1870)

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Framing 2020

A Briefing for Independent Voters The Scope and Sequence Document Crowd Crafting a Framework for the Future Reviewing the Constitutional Imperatives

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