jordan on defund (redesign) everything

Jordan Hall on defund (and redesign) everything

jun 2020 – 6 min read []

If we continue to move forward with can-kicking, partial solutions, we are likely to just continue to experience pain and destruction. The whole system is corrupt and obsolete. Therefore the whole system needs to be replaced. Not burnt down, but carefully and thoughtfully replaced. Redesigned. Regenerated. Local and wholesome.

redesign: cure ios city

perhaps let’s try/code money (any form of measuring/accounting) as the planned obsolescence w/ubi as temp placebo.. needs met w/o money..people forget about measuring

we have largely been coasting on the work of our ancestors and we do not really know of what we are capable.. This decade can, should, and, I think, must be one of the most creative, generative and optimistic ones in human history..t

science of people/whales in sea world

Below is the set of principles that I have collected around this purpose.

The Principle of Choice. Designs should be oriented towards increasing the capacity for choice and building on top of that increasing capacity..t

rather.. we can go deeper than choice.. ie: curiosity over decision making

The Principle of Wholeness. Designs should be mindful of creating and working with well integrated wholes.

across the board [to get to the roots of healing.. it has to be all of us]

The Principle of Relationship. Designs should endeavor to place responsibility on real human relationships and endeavor to support the construction of strong, trusted relationships and infrastructure around relationships.

2 convers as infra.. based on maté basic needs

Principle of Development. Designs should strive to build capacity from the ground up, rather than over-ride failures at the ground level with top-down capacity. Make people more capable of being responsible, rather than taking their responsibility away. Build structures at the human scale that can carry more responsibility, etc.

listen & connect to undo our hierarchical listening

The Principle of Subsidiarity. Designs should push as much responsibility and authority at the most immediate level that is consistent with their resolution.

imagine if we design so that our focus is less on problems/solutions/responsibilities and more on augmenting interconnectedness

in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

Principle of Unbundling. Designs should take care that no choice should be bound to any other choice, unless this binding is strictly required by the nature of the choice itself.

again – curiosity over decision making .. beyond finite set of choices

Principle of Rights and Responsibilities. Designs should make rights symmetric with responsibilities. (e.g., the right to free speech should be replaced the the right and responsibility of meaningful communication; the right to private property should be replaced with the right and responsibility of stewardship of property).

rather.. if we design deeper.. rights, responsibilities, property, stewardship.. all become irrelevant.. (and red flags.. that we’re doing it wrong)

The Principle of Fiduciary Responsibility. Designs should ensure that whenever a relationship is highly asymmetric (e.g. when AI is on one side of a relationship and not the other) that the relationship be returned to symmetry by establishing a fiduciary responsibility on the part of the stronger party.

rather.. we need to let go of money (any form of measuring/accounting).. any inspectors of inspectors et al

The Principle of Network Optimization for Collective Intelligence. Designs should strive to always promote the evolution of the human social network towards increasing collective intelligence. For example:
– All nodes (people, families, communities, etc.) should be resourced so as to provide minimum viable signal.
– Each node should be able to refuse an offered transaction without fear of privation.
– The generator functions of network topology should balance efficiency and resilience.

unless we design deeper.. and if so.. then focus on intellect ness.. becomes irrelevant/red-flag


Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens) tweeted at 7:45 PM on Thu, Jun 18, 2020:
Design Principles for Institutions Based on Social Freedom – P2P Foundation

wouldn’t be social freedom.. nicer.. but not freedom



1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people



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