Democracy 2.1 How to Make a Bunch of Lazy and Selfish People Work Together? A handbook about collective Intelligence in Politics

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Introduction We have made this little booklet in order to in a very simple and logic way show that there is a common cause to the problems of war, poverty, lack of human rights and environmental destruction, and that cause is the human selfishness and our common greed for power. Take any human being, it might be a professor of physics, a beggar on the street, a lonely mother, an aristocrat or a hippie and make him/her a king, and he/she will with a probability of 99% use that power more for his own good than for the common good. This will in turn create an hierarchical power structure where benefits and decision-making power are accumulated at the top. This tendency will increase in more unstable societies, where a decent basic living standard is not available for everyone. ?The food comes before the morale? (Bertolt Brecht) We stipulate, that the best way to solve this problem is to convince enough amounts of people that they will benefit more than they will lose, if the power gets distributed maximally among all citizens. If everyone take care of himself together with the others, chances are greater of a more fair and equal society. We state that the phenomenon known as ?democracy? in most welldeveloped states on this planet is just a semi-democracy, with many laid backs such as corruption and fraud, populism, person fixation, lack of participation and indifference. We also propose a new kind of democracy, Democracy 2,1, based on the concept of ?Collective Intelligence that has already been shown to work efficiently in day to day politics, that I hope might have a chance of solving many of the abovementioned problems. We finally make some proposals how this can be achieved. I also invite you to make even better proposals, and to join us in order to make these proposals a reality so that we finally can get a decent society to live in. Mikael Nordfors(Stenborg,)Arnstein Myggland and Audhild Paus