Emocracy for Everything?

Topics:

Direct Democracy

Scenario 1

9 friends want lunch. Each person submits what they want.

There are five desired choices in total: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and macarons. Each food is sold at a different store. One friend volunteers to visit the different stores and collect the food.

The 9 friends use the emocracy method to choose the number of final food options (i.e. the number of stores the friend volunteering to collect the food must visit.)

In this case, everybody agrees to five final food options (i.e. they vote that the friend who volunteers to pick up the food visit all five stores.) Thus, everybody can get their first choice.

Scenario 2

9 friends want lunch. Each person submits what they want.

There are five desired choices in total: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and macarons.

The 9 friends use the emocracy method to choose the number of final food options and use the emocracy method to determine which food options to get.

In this case, the friends use emocracy to determine that they want three final food options (i.e. they vote that the friend who volunteers to pick up the food visit only three stores: http://en.minguo.info/poll/14406_how_many_lunch_options_should_we_have)

They use emocracy again to determine which three stores are preferred. (i.e. the three choices that score highest: http://en.minguo.info/poll/14405_what_should_we_have_for_lunch)

Scenario 3

9 friends want lunch. Each person submits what they want.

There are six desired choices in total: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, macarons, and machine guns.

One of the friends is an "anarcho"-capitalist who wants to use the machine gun to take all the food for himself once the orders are collected and the "food" delivered (http://en.minguo.info/poll/14377_what_should_we_have_for_lunch_2)

The 9 friends use the emocracy method to choose the number of final food options and use the emocracy method to determine which food options to get.

The friends use emocracy to determine that they want five final food options (i.e. they vote that the friend who volunteers to pick up the food visit only five stores: http://en.minguo.info/poll/14412_how_many_lunch_options_should_we_have_2)

They use emocracy again to determine which five stores are preferred. All the friends (except the "anarcho"-capitalist) give the 'machine gun' option the most negative score. Thus, the friend who volunteers to pick up the food only goes to the five stores that sell pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and macarons, respectively.

This is why "anarcho"-capitalists hate democracy.

Scenario 4

9 friends want lunch. Each person submits what they want.

There are five desired choices in total: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and macarons.

The 9 friends use the emocracy method to choose the number of final food options and use the emocracy method to determine which food options to get.

The friends vote to only allow one final food option since they all want to eat together at one store.

They use emocracy again to determine which food item and respective store is preferred.

Choosing Representatives

Applying emocracy to creating a representative body if desired:

A country consisting of 90 people and only a single district determines (using the emocracy method) that they prefer a representative body.

They use the emocracy method to determine the number or representatives they desire analogous to the way the group of friends in the above scenarios chose the number of final food options they wanted. Let's say this mini-country chooses to have 9 representatives.

20 candidates run for those 9 positions. The emocracy method is used again. The 9 candidates with the highest scores are chosen for the representative body.