Emocracy

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Emocracy

Emocracy is a weighted election method.

The voter can rate each single candidate. On an emocracy ballot, there are as many negative ratings are there are positive ratings. In addition, there is an "I don't know option", which is counted the same as the lowest negative rating, but which helps in interpreting the results of the poll.

Emocracy vs. Score Voting

Emocracy is a variant of Score Voting. The differences are thus:

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Humanity has the right to use force against all non-democratic forces.1 All non-democratic forces are forces of aggression. Using physical resistance against non-democratic forces is self-defence.

Democracy and Decision-Making

Defining 'Democracy'

Democracy means:
1) Universal direct democracy has highest authority. (For example, a global referendum would trump a continental referendum.)
2) All adult organisms advanced enough to comprise soul consciousness get to vote.

The purpose of democracy is to give the public more of what they like and less of what they hate. Democracy is the manifestation of the will of the public.

Decision-Making Methods

In an Emocracy,"I don't know" should count as zero

With multiple options, and a range of positive to negative, saying "I don't know" about one or more of them should count as zero. If the voter wants to approve or disapprove, let them do it. But it is unfair to allow the easy out of "I don't know" to count the same as "I really don't like". If "I don't know" means "I'll let the rest of you decide" then it should have no effect on the outcome. It should count as zero. By any interpretation, "I don't know" should result in no benefit and no harm. As an example, look at the emocracy poll. Emocracy scores 9 for, 5 against and 4 "I don't know".

Democracy and Decision-Making (1)

Defining 'Democracy'

Democracy means:
1) Universal direct democracy has highest authority.
2) All adult organisms advanced enough to comprise soul consciousness get to vote.

The purpose of democracy is to give the public more of what they like and less of what they hate. Democracy is the manifestation of the will of the public.

Decision-Making Methods

Emocracy and Expressive Verse

Emocracy is a variant of Score Voting. The differences are thus:

Emocracy for Everything?

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.)

Emocracy = Score >> Plurality

Emocracy is a Score version. A Score ballot would be worth much more than a Plurality ballot, an IRV ballot, or an unimproved Condorcet ballot.

The definition of Emocracy

Michael,

You defined Emocracy as a 0~2 vote, with the added "I don't know" rating. This is not the definition that I personally use.

First of all, I do not want the implementation of emocracy in this site to drive the definition of Emocracy. I have already posted a blog entry about the design of the emocracy ballot. Although I like Emocracy a lot, I am far from satisfied with the way I myself implement it here. Read the linked blog entry for a discussion about the implementation.

The many Democrat-preferrers in the Emocracy poll

The Emocracy poll has far more ballots than do the Score, Approval, and Plurality polls. More ballots is, of course, a good thing.

Maybe the additional voters are from the Daily Kos website. Does "Kos" stand for "keep out sincerity"? :-)

A few comments are in order:

1. If the heavily Democrat Daily Kos website members were invited to participate, then it's essential that an equivalent Republican website, and a Greens website, be likewise invited to participate. Balance, sampling fairness, requires that no faction or party be invited more than the others.

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