Basic idea

A global plan to better and stabilize the social, political and financial situation of our society.

(All proposals on this page more or less depend of each other.)

The main steps

 

1. Referendum for direct democracy as described on this page.

 

2. Implementation of direct democracy.

 

3. Swap of the tax system. Introduction of a financial transaction tax.

 

4. Basic unconditional income.  Why?  How?

 

5. New monetary system, compatible with the financial transaction tax.

 

 

Details:

 

1. Direct democracy:

Referendum:

 

Direct democracy must begin and be enforced in the smallest instances.

The switch of the political system, which the implementation of direct democracy will drag along, has to be decided by all eligible citizens. Those who do not want to participate, should not be forced. For this reason, a referendum has to be organised in which citizens are asked if they want direct democracy in the form described in this document. This referendum must be demanded of the government over the course of a petition.

 

Digital direct democracy:

The evolution of technology enables eligible citizens for a constant political decision right, without entailing huge financial expenditures.

 

This is how the system works:

Every citizen, or group of citizens, has the right to draft legislative proposals, which will be analysed by a group of independent and specialised lawyers. These proposals will be published on the specific highly secured online platform straight away (for transparency reasons), on which every eligible citizen can log-on any time to read and comment the proposals. Citizens can read and write pro and contra arguments, and write suggestions. At first new proposals will get the status “pending” or “unchecked”, and once the proposal has been finalised, it will get the status “ready”. After this process has finished all eligible citizens can vote for or against the proposal.

The platform has to be accessible from a mobile phone, tablet or home PC via the internet. Also terminals have to be accessible in state authorities’ buildings for this specific use.

The time citizens provably spend on this platform for political work, has to be financially rewarded from tax money. That time should also count as work time, as if you had a second job, and have an influence on your pension, which depends on the pension system at the given moment though.

 

2. Implementation of direct democracy:

 

The implementation of the above described form of direct democracy depends on the switch to a different political system, and thus on a change of the constitution. Conventional politicians and parties, and their financial subsidies, same as the out of political activities resulting current waste of money, will be obsolete, as every eligible citizen would contribute to the political work according to his or her personal wishes, and be financially compensated for that work. Ministries would then only be filled with competent people for the implementation of the laws, and would have to be 100% transparent.

 

 

3. Change of taxation:

 

Our current taxation system is highly unjust and easy to manipulate. It cannot be kept this way. For example: Making home or land owners pay a tax for owning land or parts of land, or making dog owners pay for owning a dog, is highly irrational.

A financial transaction tax on all financial transactions would solve the problem, and make all other taxes needless. Treasuries would always be filled, and the percentage of the tax could be adjusted at any moment, according to the financial need of public spending. Details to regulate this system need to be decided through direct democracy.

 

 

4. Basic uncoditional income:

Why?

The loss of well and less well payed employments over the next 10 years, and thus resulting rise of unemployment, resulting from technological evolution, IT and robotic, will make the basic income inevitable for the continued existence and simplification of our social system. To maximize the positive effects of the basic income, it has to be payed to each and every citizen.

 

Implementation of the basic unconditional income:

The amount of the BUI needs to cover the basic human needs, such as housing, healthy food and water, and medical care if needed. Every human born in the country would benefit from BUI starting low at birth, and rising to a specific amount up to the age of the end of compulsory school attendance. To guaranty the financial means, the financial transaction tax mentioned under point 3 could be adapted if needed, which would be decided by all the citizens under the direct-democratic system as described under point 3.

5. New monetary system

 

Why?

  1. The current monetary system is de facto in private hands and is an unfair and undemocratic exploiting system. Most banks worldwide are privately owned. These banks are allowed to create money out of nothing, by giving out loans, of which the majority of the loaned money has not existed before giving out the loan. In this simple way banks can enrich themselves, and contribute to the devaluation of the currency. Furthermore, this criminal practice of enrichment and criminal use of these riches by a small group of people, is fatal for the rest of society.

  2. Banks and governments plan to abolish cash money. This will lead huge problems, as people will have no other choice then to keep their money in the banks, or invest it in precious metals or diamonds or other value keeping materialistic objects. Citizens would be totally at the mercy of the banks and governments. Banks could charge negative interests on funds kept in the banks, and you couldn’t do anything about it.

 

A switch to a transparent and decentralized currency, which is not controlled by a single authority, is thus essential to the liberties of a free citizen. Money should serve the one and only purpose: Simplify the payment of goods and services. It should not serve as a speculative commodity. Bitcoin and other crypto currencies are a good example for the creation of such a monetary system. Same as for the other measures, the currency matter should be sorted in a direct democratical way.

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