The role of interest groups and political parties in Practical Democracy
The role of political parties has become a recurring theme is our discussions.
In particular, Fred and myself briefly discussed the role of special interest groups in his Practical Democracy. Their role is only passingly mentioned in his book:
I don't recall that there is a section that details the role of special interest groups in Practical Democracy.
So, I'd like to give Fred an opportunity to describe in greater details his vision.
What role if any would political parties play in Practical Democracy?
What role would special interest groups play in PD?
How are the initial triads organised, with regard to interest group affiliation?
Are such affiliations taken into account at all?
We agree that our current system is rotten. The present use of Plurality Voting has forced special interest groups to evolve into political parties which are not much more than breeding grounds for political hacks.
Together, we can document the role of political parties, and create interesting, well-documented wiki articles that will inform the future readers of this site. The present discussion thread is part of this effort. See also: http://en.minguo.info/ticket/13681