Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Democracy 2.0

Wiki-law is a democratic experiment aimed at determining how laws should be made. This is an interesting read, and really demonstrates the way society probably should proceed with socially acceptable practice. Some thing, though, don't make much sense. One positive example is redefining marriage's role in society, and who may attain the socially recognized status of marriage. One negative example is the proposal that copyrights only last for one year. This does not take into account the profit aspect of information in capitalist society. While this experiment will likely be more beneficial as a litmus test for public opinion, it does fail to consider the impact of economics on social structure and law.

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