Democracy

Democracy

A means of governance over a society that places the reins of power in the hands of the people being governed. 

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How to Fix Big Tech

We all sort of know the problems, right?

Monopolies. Lock-in. Stream addiction. Reality bubbles. Billionaires seeking market dominance. All other values taking a back seat to growth.

I don't think I need to elaborate. If you're reading this, then you're probably well aware of all these concerns.

But what do we do about them?

Here are a couple of ideas. Radical but practical. And very doable.

Compass dial with needle pointing towards Truth

The Big Truth

As I write these words, the invasion of our US Capitol in DC is only a week behind us.

At least in terms of what I've been reading (and writing) over the intervening period, many of us are wracked anew by the question of how it could have come to this, and what these actions might mean for our future.

A multiethnic democracy

The simple fact of the matter is that the world has never built a multiethnic democracy in which no particular ethnic group is in the majority and where political equality, social equality and economies that empower all have been achieved. We are engaged in a fight over whether to work together to build such a world.

Balance is Required to Maintain Democracy

Our current lack of respect for the swing can be likened to the current state of our democracy. Balance is required to maintain something as delicate as democracy, a subtle understanding of how your power can be magnified through joining with and sharing the power of another person. When that is no longer understood, it becomes a battle to see who is the strongest, who is the loudest, who can get the most attention.