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Nation States with Plutocratic-Controlled Politicians VS. Virtual Nations with Professionals Serving The Public's Interests

We need to disintermediate nation-state governments


by Marc O. Cherbonnier

How can we best avoid dangers of “bad change of government results” from coup d'état, wars, economic crises, elections, etc.

Some years ago I began thinking of Virtual Nations (VNs) to supplant nation states to avoid dangers of “bad change of government results” from coup d'état, wars, economic crises, elections, etc. What I call Virtual Nations might best be visualized by imagining different colored spice sprinkled upon the earth, with each tiny dot representing a person/family with contractual allegiance with a chosen national-level government authority for administration of citizen services. (Local governments continue as always for local services.)

All VN governments must be non-profits run by professionals certified by acceptable authority, such as the UN, as having fulfilled criteria such as insurance, safety record, etc., so there would be no national-level elections.

How would VNs be an improvement over current Democratic and other forms of national government? Citizens can elect to stay or leave a Virtual Nation annually without physically immigrating, and the escrow for Safety Net services must transfer in entirety to their new VN if chosen. It is this ability to switch VNs that is true Democracy without politicians.

How else might Virtual Nations be an improvement? War between “nations” would be nonsensical since all a VN's citizens are sprinkled all over the world. Military spending would be dramatically reduced but still provided to fight international terrorists and mafias via a common military Interpol, funded through a fee. Money can similarly be raised for world improvement in reactive and proactive ways. Passports might become illogical too, replaced with a common system for secure identity IDs honored everywhere.

One or more low cost universal health care system(s) could be implemented and provided world-wide at lower cost per capita than any single nation state's costs, given greater efficiency of scale.

The transition from nation state to VN choice might begin with Nation State’s states (states, cities, provinces, etc.) seceding from their nation state upon receiving UN protectorate status. After which citizens could contract with VNs for national government ‘level’ services, each VN offering different emphasis for higher education, charity donations, and scientific investment, for example.

This or similar alternative to nation states must be pursued quickly as the world is undergoing rapid and dangerous change and becoming less and less able to respond quickly or at all, let alone have the energy and money to act proactively.

Good luck everyone!


Copyright 2017 Marc O. Cherbonnier


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This story was published on May 2, 2017.

 
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