Model of the policies of the Pirate Party.
Pretty consistent with the Fractally Generative Pattern Language.
We start with the observation that everybody has become empowered in that everybody has been given a voice, and that this means that governments must shift from ruling with a suspicious eye to assuming good faith in people. From there, we outline eight principles: Privacy, Transparency, Ticks (Free exchange of Tools, Ideas, Culture, Knowledge, Sentiments), Humanism, Diversity, Resilience, Swarm Economy (Network Economy), and Quality Legislation (Good Government). These nine fundamentals — the hub of Empowerment and the eight spokes in the principles — comprise The Pirate Wheel, from which everything else can be derived.
==== Conclusions/Policies ====
Info Freedom: Monopolies on the exchange of TICKS are abolished as conditions permit over time.
NoSecrets: Government works for the citizens. It is not allowed to hold secrets from its boss.
Rule Of Law: Applies equally to all. Society does not use selective enforcement.
Money Neutrality: The economy must be as decentralized and anonymous as possible.
Profit Motive: Evidence shows that profit motive is a good driver but that it can't go unchecked
Democracy: Privacy, Accountability, Transparency and Rule of Law are fundamental.
Military Doctrine: Redesigned around the principle that nothing can or should be kept secret.
Citizen Data: When databasing citizens, it must be assumed that all will leak, be abused.
Jobs: Foster Entrepreneurship and decentralization.
Taxes: Must be based on public and accessible data. Living space, VAT, pollution?
Anonymity: The last line of defense in privacy, demcracy, and whistle- blowing is right to be anon.
Public Domain: While waiting for the copyright and patent monopolies to go, PD is strengthened.
Foreign Policy: Support development of these policies abroad. Transparent.
HealthCare: Anonymous, universal health- care. People own their records. Performance data.
Net Neutrality: Everybody's an equal in terms of uplink capability. No paid-for fast lanes.
Whistle Blowing: Strong whistleblower protection laws that make it illegal to search for Wbers.
Culture Subs(?): Anything produced with public funding, whole or in part, is Public Domain.
Universities: Publicly funded, and the results go back to the Public Domain.
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