Defense as national engineers. Mostly about tidying up well, rather than ‘protecting’ against imagined (or generated) threats. Shit happens.
Diplomatic service as national marketing.
'Welfare' as a version of GI/CYB (crucially: with the localism constraint) to resident citizens.
Monetary policy by velocity algorithm (again, to resident citizens). Emoney. Aggregate velocity data transparent for media reference.
Funded by: Asset/wealth tax (note: probably too flighty, unfortunately, though maybe transparency of e-money would help?). Also carbon and primary resource tax. Maybe top up with a portion of local land tax.
"ideal" size 5 million? (= balance of 5 x 1m regional)
* and, inevitably, a foundation/nationhood myth
Urban (i.e. ‘local’ below), rural, natural and special districts (non-urban industry).
Manage eminent domain for inter-urban travel.
Hospitals with specialist equipment, surgery etc.
Funded by: Road tolls, rail licenses, airport licenses, park fees, T1/T2 land tax.
"ideal" size 1 million? (= 1 x 0.5m local + fibonacci tail)
A world of neighborhoods, from the smallest T2-T4 hamlet to the largest T2-T6 city. For each, a mayor. Liberal form-based codes (building massing, placement, penetrability; designation of ‘great streets’ for transit corridors; balance of open & built space).
Funded by: Land tax. (Possible: portion sent up to National Govt.)
"ideal" size 0.5 million?
Mechanisms, principles for all levels
Liquid democracy: transferable digital dashboard ‘vote’. Aggregate dashboard data transparent for media reference.
Regulation by reputation, public ‘proof of compliance’, bounty-hunting rather than central approval and control.
Every law has built-in time limit, for reassessment.
Every new law must identify an old one to be replaced. No growth in statute: refinement by case law.
Education (from daycare up) & health by e-‘voucher’. Subsidise the child & patient not the teacher/school & doctor/hospital. Private companies compete for your voucher. Rich will top up, as they do today: c’est la vie.
Loosely held principles for debate
No national infrastructure: private providers directly serving customers all the way (except possibly streets, the maintenance of which may be contracted out by local government). Connection fee plus usage rate for: private tolled roads, private electricity, private water companies, privately owned district heating. Private (robo)-transit. Profitability of these (i.e. attractiveness for investment) is helped by good local planning (walkability etc.).
No tax-funded grants to special groups (charities) due to risk of capture, stagnation and due to desire for simplicity and transparency. Instead look to individuals to fund charities (valid means of spending, for ‘tax avoidance’ still).
No income tax. Rich ‘hoarders’ get hit on the wealth tax. Rich spenders are welcome (tricklin’ on down). Not sure how to avoid offshoring of profits, while still encouraging foreign direct investment. Is foreign ownership of toll roads (and so expatriation of toll profits) good for the economy, if it means lower tolls, or a road where there would have been none? Yes, to a point?
Currently, the company has one PERCIUM solar cell production line and will have four this October. It expects to have eight in 2015. The capacity of PERCIUM solar cells is expected to reach 170MW by the end of this year and 350MW next year.
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