How to Build Your Own Society Starts Here

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Dale Brown realized decades ago that if he wanted to help secure the most dangerous neighborhoods in Detroit, he had to appeal to building owners’ wallets, not their humanity. They can make more money when people don’t get murdered in their neighborhoods. Dale’s company makes money training people to de-escalate situations for non-violent outcomes.

Joe Quirk announced that the Seastead he is helping build in French Polynesia has been declared legal and beneficial by a third party French law firm. The project will also include 100 acres of beachfront property administered under the same special laws as the floating island.

Michael Castle Miller is excited about progress in Jordan in helping refugees. It is not about confining them to camps or giving them handouts. The way to help is by giving them the freedom to work and organize their lives. Refugee Cities finds solutions for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war and poverty in their home countries.

These are a few of the people who spoke yesterday at the San Francisco Startup Societies Summit. The Startup Societies partnered with D10e to deliver a conference connecting the foremost thinkers and doers creating the governing structures of the future.

Governing can be done better. We need experimentation to see what works and what doesn’t. That is what connects everyone in this room.

Click here to watch the live feed of today’s speakers!

D10e is about unity through decentralization. We don’t need to be a forced into a group in order to work together. They host conferences around the world bringing together the movers of the blockchain and cryptocurrency worlds.

My head was spinning by yesterday evening from all the high-quality information coming at me. Check out the live feed to see what speakers have to say about emerging technology that will disrupt the government.

Over the next week, The Daily Bell will be going in depth to highlight some of the most promising projects building a peaceful and prosperous future.

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Vimes's picture

Any system can be destroyed, socialism or capitalism. But why is Germany doing so well but Spain is not? The main difference isn't that Germany is more capitalistic than Spain, they are both within the EU, but their social ideologies differ. It is one of the most underestimated parts of the equation, in my opinion. In Germany it's uncommon to speak during working hours with your colleagues,  unless you have to. Paying taxes, or I should say tax avoidance is not seen as "the right thing to do ". Whilst in Spain tax avoidance is a national sport. Spain still has a "siesta " during the day, when the rest of the world keeps going.

If the social dynamics change, everything changes. In the USSR the social structure was pretty much destroyed, but after the collapse they have a fast growing economy. Putin, and his merry men, managed to change the dynamics and already the difference is huge. The haven't just switched to capitalism, it is not that simple. The dynamics changed in the U.S. a long time ago and I do not see any reason for optimism. Americans are too self absorbed, feel too important and think they are the hardest working people on the planet. In my experience, this is hardly the case. Spending too much on the military, trying to keep the financial structure in place. Producing very little that is valued abroad, educational system in tatters and no respect for skilled workers.

Gatto's picture

It isn't that you are being ruled wrong, it's that ruling you is wrong!   End all governemnt control, authority, and power, and the free market will fill the voids with worthwhile ideas far cheaper and more efficient!

tangent's picture

Most of the needed experiements have been done for us. The USSR proves Communism fails. Venezuela proves Socialism fails. Hong Kong and Singapore prove Capitalism works. Portugul proves ALL drugs should be legal. But yes, there is no political science and the degree should be renamed to "poltiical BS".

Utopia Planitia's picture

Even "political BS" is far too polite.

conraddobler's picture

No it never gets any better than this.

Remember the worlds biggest tyranny ... US in the making.... started off as the worlds first modern experiment with the idea of a constitutional republic.

It's a lie and a joke to think it could ever be better.  Technology plus human nature equals tyranny until extinction of either technology or humans.

The power of technology is always missed.

Yes it's cool but power always corrupts and unless you can diffuse that power, "which isn't practical even a system admin would be Lord God over billions." you are just fooling yourself.

The power is there, it is human nature for someone to grab it.

E  N  D O F S T O R Y

Every society you could build is still within the matrix and they can get to you at will.

It's simply going to become so intertwined that you won't be able to move without it knowing A you were going to do that and B having it micro analyzed for any hint of danger to it.

They will just off grid everyone you know until they so scare the shit out of people who aren't even vaugely loyal to you that people will fight each other to turn people in.

At that point the few loyalists you may have will be spitting into a hurricane.

They are egging on people so that they revolt they want that to over react to it and scare the shit out of everyone else.

There is no end to how bad this could get for some.

There is not enough will to fight this.

Absent something outside crashing the party this is going to spiral into the worlds biggest tyranical nightmare.

BlueGreen's picture

No.  Educate all about the pitfalls of human nature, (programmed by millions of years of evolution). 

Start with better schools, one parent at home, and enforcement of real laws that suppress our greedy/ sociopathic sides.

nmewn's picture

A non-compulsory government education system would be a great start. 

Jus sayin, again ;-)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Escuela_Moderna.jpg

aloha_snakbar's picture

Governing can be done better

 

Only way that happens is if we take people out of the equation... then *maybe*...

BlueGreen's picture

No, people programmed the AI's

John Humphrey's picture

The model of government our Founding Fathers devised minus ALL liberalism works perfectly.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Gluten might be a convenient cover story for iron toxicity.

Sounds crazy, but my gluten intolerant friend tore through an unfortified sprouted bread without a problem.

It also explains why so many people with "gluten intolerance" go to Europe and eat the bread without a problem (they don't put rusty iron filings in all their flour).

Iron in Cereal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHqN-Be5nlU

Iron in Cereal Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGbwFtmJOi4

Iron is "fortified" into all flour in the US... it isn't just cereal. It is your breads, your buns, your cakes, etc...

Live to 110 Podcast #162 Rethinking Iron Supplementation with Morley Robbins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrPbAXCNitY

Iron behaving badly: inappropriate iron chelation as a major contributor to the aetiology of vascular and other progressive inflammatory and degenerative diseases
https://bmcmedgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1755-8794-2-2

The author cites some 2,000+ research papers and was knighted by the Debt-Money Monopolist Queen of England, so you can bet Queenie isn't ingesting rusty metal shavings that will oxidize in her body.

Iron Behaving Badly: The Role of Iron Overload in Metabolic Disease
https://chriskresser.com/iron-behaving-badly-the-role-of-iron-overload-i...

Oh, and don't let the allopathic docs fool you... get the appropriate iron test...

#39 Excess unbound iron is very bad! Get PROPERLY tested
http://gotmag.org/mag-pie-alert-39-toxicity-of-iron/

Now that I've done my part, your perception managed bias and reliance on logical fallacies are free to compel you to ignore this information.

Future Jim's picture

Um ... the right to keep and bear arms and Freedom Of Speech are very liberal ideas. The problem is that liberals are not really liberal, and that is partially the result of Karl Marx, whose job was to neutralize the real left, and he was very sucessful.

Hail Spode's picture

It does if it could be sustained? But creeping centralization by various methods means that to sustain it will require even more barriers to centralization than they allowed for.

BlueGreen's picture

It needs to be tough in schools, but one inch past the boundaries is the same as a mile.  ie treason, and those folks are contrary to a good society. .....

Hail Spode's picture

My vote is the only philosophy of government able to resist globalism- LOCALISM https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B0GACAQ

Hail Spode's picture

It is not enough to get government decentralized so that politcal power is in reach of the virtuous individidual. We must understand how to keep it that way. This involves keeping shut the thirteen doorways through which centralizers gain power. If we don't even know what they are then we have no way to know if a given policy will wind up taking power further and further away from us and all the rules for our lives made by people we have no access to in a distant city. Think about this. Every generation of Americans has found themselves under a more central state than the one before it, no matter how they voted. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B0GACAQ

Hail Spode's picture

Seasteading is an interesting idea. It would be a good laboratory for localism and those in the seasteading movement recognize that. Note section II part five in this book ... https://www.slideshare.net/linkedIn_vdf1/seasteads-opportunities-and-cha...

fbazzrea's picture

+1

seasteads have merit for numerous reasons besides the oppty of declaring independence. suspect China's obsession with the Spratleys, et al and the S. China Sea is somehow similarly considered, above and beyond the natural resources, except for the independence thingy.

i would consider a seastead condo. thanks for sharing

CRM114's picture

Some half-assed ideas for new communities is not the answer.

The basic problems are pretty obvious:

1) There is one law for the rich/powerful and another for everyone else.

2) Fractional reserve banking leads inevitably to abuse and disaster.

3) There is no meritocracy left, and so an inevitable slow collapse of inefficiency.

4) Any religion that considers itself superior to all others (and they pretty much all do), and that the next life is worth sacrificing yourself for in this one (currently only the muslims en masse).

And the world has all four, not just one problem.

And the solution can be assessed by one question - does your system restrict Chelsea Clinton to a job at the customer service desk in the supermarket, which is about all she is fit for?

lasvegaspersona's picture

Banking, even reserve banking, is not really the problem. It only seems that way now because the Fed is creating easy money to keep the current dying system afloat. It will end. Either in a collapse of hyperinflation.

after that (hopefully) banking can return to being a boring utility

pynky01's picture

BRAVO...EXCELLENT ...  

TeethVillage88s's picture

Open to all ideas here?

- Squatting on Land or Homes by random peoples
- Forming Communal Land, Ports, Farm or Pasture Land, Communal Villages, Common Areas of Inclusion in Cities
- Mandatory 13th Month of Pay for all Employees who work Hourly... could be split up half in Summer, half at Christmas
- Mandatory Profit Sharing of 10% to all Hourly Employees

These ideas are happening in Latin America. Where do you draw the line.

1. Magna Carte
2. Declaration of Independence, Borders, Capital Controls, Type Payments Allowed, Financial Instruments Allowed under the new country/nation/union... declare how to protect borders... declare who is a citizen and how people will be allow free movement, working rights, Investment Rights, What kind of citizens vote, who can not vote, who is subject to taxes, what is the tax base, how roads, bridges, water ways, electricity, clean water, trash pickup will be handled, is there recycling and how it is paid for, public dumping, dumping in water-ways or in natural lands & forests... where are the capital controls?
3) National Constitution or basic Legal Foundation of Govt, Legislature, Courts, Banks, Central Bank, Currency and all above in #2 & #1

What else? I'm not a big reader.

4) Capital Controls on going Cashless, decentralized powers of federal govt... war powers, checks and balances on Bribes, Money, Financial Conflict of Interest, Gift Giving in our Federal & State Govts... Standing Army decisions, endless wars definitions, powers over foreign lands, their peoples, their currency, their banks & corporations, their democracy or form of govt
5) Rules on Paypal, Bitcoin, Block Chain
6) Rules on Funding Wars
7) Rules on strategy to employ our people, get CapEx Investment, Retain Earnings & Govt Subsidies & Bailouts in the form of Investment in our Country... vs M&A activity, LBO activity, Stock Buy Back activity, retaining earnings overseas or in financial tax inversions or other accounts, restrict bailouts & subsidies from Executive Salary & Compensation like Bonus money
8) Trade, Trade Deficits, What to do about Currency Wars, Trade Wars, how to handle Trade that is unfair... how to avoid war with countries with Trade Advantage

TeethVillage, haven't really thought out how to save Africans or Indonesians... but they are better off saving their country not coming to our country to work for our Wealthy or Powerful

Captain Chlamydia's picture

 You said it yourself ..... you don 't read much. You replace the current system with another system. 

Stop thinking traditional . Go visit Mises.org and you can download books for free. 

BlueGreen's picture

More simply,  start with no federal reserve type schemes.  Money will be ba see d in hours worked, and therefore originate with each person individually No one may demand payment (no taxes) only payment for agreed services.

lasvegaspersona's picture

so you are a proponent of Marx's theory of value?

If I make tooth picks by whittling down a tree I can charge a lot...cuz it took me a long time?

No Zbig Deal's picture

Specie, thorium, and cannabis (hemp) are a quick good start...

CRM114's picture

"What else? I'm not a big reader."

Well, if you can't even spell Magna Carta.....

lasvegaspersona's picture

I'm pretty sure it's "Magnum"...maybe too much time at the range though...

TeethVillage88s's picture

Notice when you blog none of the current spell checkers are up to date, don't include many words. I remember words that aren't loaded & don't give a shit. Laisse Faire. Status Quo.

ICValue's picture

Freedom is the idea I'd recommend; trade creates value. Limit gov't's role to protecting rights and people are free to trade. Tell people they are free to find a way to create value. That freedom makes it easier by far. I'd guess that the granting of legal privilege granted by authority unbalances the economy of free value creation and it's affect on tolerance and cooperation. People free to trade are more tolerant and cooperative. 

Rules mean there is a power to influence action, but it also means there is an authority without adequate knowledge probably granting legal privilege to some to do what others cannot. Good heavens, there is another way in which a greater value can be realized by making sure everybody has equal access by adopting the paradigm that governments role is to protect a person's rights. 

How can this be? Because people free to act without violating another's rights are most innovative and so efficient in their use of resources. And if they are wrong they loose their investment of effort all the while trading to achieve their goals. It is nice because in the trade all participants walk away with more of what they wanted than what they had and it is from this miraculous equation that the value is created to sustains the government's ability to protect rights. 

To sum it up, all life does what it can to increase it's comfort or decrease it's discomfort. People with authority to make rules do so with the intent to make their lives more comfortable, and they can't think of unintended consequences and they often end with the granting of legal privilege for a price. 

Yes me friend

TeethVillage88s's picture

Yes. I can't name the country. But exploding fiat like in the USA recreates Nazi Germany & Byzantium & Rome as it collapsed.

Maybe a country in Asia or Latin America or Financial Center in the Caribbean or else where. Don't step in the poverty though. There are poor in the Caymans too.

"It is too late, Bangkok has him now." is a little joke.

cuttlefish's picture

So let me get this straight another attack by a liberal ....?

jmack's picture

Obviously it does not work perfectly, or we would not be in the situation we find ourselves in today.   "Works perfectly" implies it has some system in place to sustain itself from attack or degradation.    The American system of government has been subverted and corrupted in many ways, from within and without,  and is no longer recognizable.  

doctor10's picture

whenever the people get too busy having a life the psychosociopaths take over.

Keeping them in place has to be a full time job for a society to perpetuate itself beyond the next war.

Having failed to so far this century we now face the very real possibility these nuts annihilate the world in a nuclear holocaust

TeethVillage88s's picture

Independence Movements started about 1776. I'm sure there have been many people thinking about Author's improvement on govt. He seems to say he has a panel to peak about how technology will or might over-power current govt status quos.

Carrot & Stick, bait to the main ideas(show).