RE: POL: Extropianism and Politics

Billy Brown (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 07:59:12 -0600

Terry Donaghe wrote:
> Can anyone describe a different version (or any version) of democracy
> which could possibly be in line with the Extropian principles? Open
> society and perpetual progress come to mind as key principles to
> consider?

Sure - a constitutional republic. We used to have one of those in the US, but that hasn't been the case for about 70 - 100 years (depending on where you draw the line). The crucial feature is that the central government should not have the power to do most of the things that special interests would care about.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I