Is the Venezuela thing, like the Turkey thing, like the US thing, like most things recently, a sure sign that nationality based countries are kind of inefficient today.
Insisting on people agreeing on political issues only because of some vague ethnic/cultural closeness and shared history never made much sense to me. These days however it's getting obvious this can't scale. In a world of free travel and access to information, disagreements and dissatisfaction are getting very big.
As most of what identifies how a country behaves and what it achieves today has to do with politics, don't countries based around political ideas make more sense than those made around nationality/ethnicity/culture?
Obviously isolationists won't work in that model, but I call that a good thing.
A serious problem I see there however is a way to justly organize land. Sadly what land you control has direct impact on your economical fitness. Oil, weather, access to sea/mountains etc.
The best way to solve a political dispute should be a scientific approach where you get competing theories to be implemented in full in some countries and see the results, then judge which outcome is better.
But even if we ignore the ethical issues of such experimentation, it's practically impossible to give an equal start to the treatment groups in this, as geographical location has such huge impact on economical well being of a country.
@petko the difference between doing the actual experiments, where you doom people to a certain political system regardless of the results, just to see the aftermath of applying it, actually seems slightly less horrible than the idea of having mathematical models of political systems, make decisions based on them and then insists that it's true and undeniable, since an algorithm decided it and not biased humans 🙂
However I definitely don't doubt Passy's good intentions.
@petko @kunev Happiness cannot be measured intersubjectively, so measuring aggregated optimal happiness seems to be infeasible — this is advocated by Austrian economists. I haven’t read it, but there seems to be an article on the topic: https://mises.org/library/trojan-horse-happiness-research
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