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EU Neglecting Its First Principle

Article 1 of the Treaty on European Union (https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Consolidated_version_of_the_Treaty_on_European_Union/Title_I:_Common_Provisions) states its very foundation: "Decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as possible to the citizen."

The EU's institutions and its political class are ignoring this mandate. To the opposite, EU politicians are taking decisions far removed from citizens. This neglect results in a system of spiralling inadequacy, inefficiency, incompetence, and corruption of power.

How To Set This Right

New Demarchy is an alternative system building on concepts devised by Australian philosopher John Burnheim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burnheim) and Austrian economist & Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek). It is based on the Ancient Athenian democracy's sortition process, enhanced by newer social web capabilities such as prediction markets and online debating tools.

New Demarchy calls for socio-demographically representative groups of foresightful citizens to decide policy and collective action decisions. The system is fully functional with or without political parties or career politicians.

Join Us!

If you want to get active or know more about this, join us here or visit our monthly Vienna Circle at the Hayek Institute (http://www.hayek-institut.at/die-osterreichische-schule). You can start by reading the New Demarchy Manifesto (https://www.prediki.com/meta/The-New-Demarchy-Manifesto/) which describes how it will work. Further questions are answered in the FAQ section (https://www.prediki.com/meta/New-Demarchy-FAQ/). You can also contribute your thoughts, ideas, and estimates on the chances for a better democratic system, right away (https://www.prediki.com/topics/New-demarchy-foundation/).

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