Grand list of specific demands
This is just the beginning. The representative democracy has done its job. As we see it now, this flavor of democracy guarantees that the entanglements of power elites will persist. The only thing that changes is the power elites' participants. Here is an overview of the steps which may bring long-lasting, desired results to the lives of our- and the next generations.
Eliminate the persistent sources of social ills and create the new socio-political order by discussing the development and implementation of the steps proposed below.
1. Disband political parties. Political parties do not act in the best interest of citizen, do not have long-term goals to address the global sustainability. Adaptable long term policies are the necessity when the development or continuance of socio-economic programs takes more then four years. (China is taking over because they have long-term policies). Most of the effort of politicians is focused on getting elected and on confronting the other parties (in multiparty representative democracy).
2. Disband legislatures. They are useless and counterproductive anyway. Without political parties the House of Representatives/Senate/Parliament will be useless. We do not need forums for competing egos and self-serving interests.
3. Create horizontal common participation layers to deal with public policy issues, such as: health, education, welfare, transportation, communication, justice, taxation, confidentiality, public security, executive governance, etc. Everybody should have access to these layers to participate in the complete process:, raise an issue, analyze the causes, define the requirements of desired outcomes, propose solutions, analyze the cost/benefit of proposed solutions, select the optimum and feasible solution, develop the implementation (legislation), oversee the implementation, execution and the feedback mechanisms.
4. Establish the mechanism for the public development of fiscal policies. In the long term the structure of the fiscal system should be reviewed and, if required, redesigned. The issues are the income+consumption tax versus tax on not-invested income. The second issue is the regional distribution and allocation of fiscal policies. In the short term all citizens would participate in periodic adjustments of distribution of resources and the adjustments of sources of resources. For example - this can be implemented as 'single person'-'single participation' in deciding how much change a share in health care, education, military, etc. In the same binding survey, citizen would decide what changes should be done to the distribution of the collection of resources, i.e.: how much change in the taxation of people with the income in the range $0 to $11,999, $12,000 to 23,999, corporate income tax, small business income tax, etc.
5. Establish the executive structures to deal with day-to-day operations within each layer.
6. As most of the above activities should be transparent, access to some of them will have to be constrained. The confidentiality layer should be tasked with defining the scope and time-lines of confidential issues.
The system outlined above would provide a dynamic balance between long-term stability and short-term agility with the mechanisms to provide and process the feedback to minimize the impact of errors. This would be accomplished by unconstrained public participation, orderly development and adjustments of legislation and would lead to the public oversight of the execution of policies. With the increased level of public education (compared to that in the eighteenth century), cloud computing, semantic web, and authentication, the development of the system outlined above is feasible today.
The representative democracy was developed by courageous people who followed an excellent methodology. They have considered the sources of ills of society, analyzed their socio-political environment (education and access to sources of information), discussed the options, and selected the solution. The whole process was constrained by the reach of a horse and buggy, the information was exchanged by quill-written letters and verbally in face-to-face meetings.