The free market advocates I’ve met so far have been intelligent, patient, and extraordinarily civil. I’m not yet fully convinced by their arguments, but that’s not as important as that fact that a
Voting Advice System represents their best chance (and perhaps their only chance) to make the changes they want.
Did voting irregularities change the outcome of the 2004 Presidential Election? And how would we know, if they did?
In France, the political center united to defeat a right-wing extremist. But that can’t happen here. Our political system prevents it. So after Trump, get ready for Bernie. After him get ready for another Trump, then another Bernie…
The fact of the matter is that, these days, many a website is created using WordPress. Given a plugin for making recommendations that works in WordPress, that can also be used to aggregate recommendations from trusted advice streams described in
Receiving and Filtering Advice, a given website would instantly become an additional node in a self-organizing advice network. It is likely that similar capabilities are available in social media centers like Facebook, and other similar systems. In other words, once the system begins to be used, adoption will be rapid, and viral.
A voting advice system based on social media, using subscriptions and filtering, can be implemented in a matter of months. Such a system would revolutionize the election process, making money irrelevant to elections. And they already exist in Europe.