“Egora” is a contraction of “electronic” and “agora”. “Agora” is an ancient Greek term meaning “gathering place”. For the ancient Greeks the agora of a town served as the center of public life, where people could socialize, do business, and hold discussions. Egora follows in that ancient Greek spirit, but its main function is to enable a new form of democratic organization, one that is rational, efficient, and incorruptible – i.e. Intelligent Democracy.

To explain it most briefly, Egora enables everyone to

  • develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas,
  • determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people,
  • organize meetings to examine and deliberate any ideas, and
  • use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will.

However, Intelligent Democracy would not be possible without a community that is dedicated to using reason to make sense out of a chaos. Thus, Egora is actually the home of the International Logic Party (ILP), and we have built Egora to organize ourselves. We want philosophers to have the advantage over demagogues in politics, and Egora makes our mission possible. But you do not have to be a member of the ILP to use Egora. We want democracy to be available to everyone, and we invite you to use Egora to develop and express your philosophy regardless of your affiliations. Furthermore, because Egora technology is so versatile, it is possible for any other community to use Egora to democratically organize themselves too.

Lastly, Egora is free to use and protected by Copyleft. If you are dissatisfied with this Egora, you can create your own version of it, and you can use the code of this Egora to start. Egora welcomes all competition. May the best ideas win!

Egora: Version Σ
(archived: January 7, 2019)

Idea Dominance Index
 

This in not a broad search function but a filter for specific terms or phrases. For example, you can enter "freedom of speech" to display an index of ideas that contain this particular text.

Additionally, when writing an idea pertaining to a specific topic, include all of the typical phrases associated with that topic to ensure that those who are filtering for it will find it.

#1
Universal
Views: 5
IDI Points:
31
Supporters:
4
Rating:
0.500
Community Trail Easement for more walkable/bikeable rural townships

An easement will extend four feet from either side of every property line within a township to allow all citizens within the township to freely travel by foot or bike as they wish along the property lines.

This allows many...
#2
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Laboratories should be required to have third-party audits on adherence to safety regulations.
Leaks must be reported and available to the public.
Gain-of-function research should be banned...
#3
Universal
Views: 1
IDI Points:
22
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Property tax is exempt for primary residences.

This would incentivize people to live on the property they own, and reduce foreclosures, landlording and real estate speculation...
#4
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
17
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Gun violence reduction through distributed accountability.

In order to purchase a gun, the prospective buyer must assemble three voluntary sponsors who support their purchase. These voluntary sponsors will sign a contract of shared accountability with the gun owner in the event the gun is used in...
#5
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
23
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Government office should be viewed as volunteer work or "giving back" to the community; not a career.

To support this ideal, 5 changes are proposed:

1. All government officials and employees will be paid the minimum wage of their locality (or less).
2. Any tools and materials required to perform...
#6
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
Bookmark test from supported idea...
#7
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
Created 05/02/24
Sent to CJ
Do not delete invite.
Expiration/auto-delete...
#8
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
https://dc583.substack.com?utm_source=navbar&utm_medium=web&r=c6lhz

I Don't Care If You're Laughing At Me...
Recognizing self-failures is hard to do. What I did to acknowledge and accept change.

DC
APR 28, 2023

Saying "yes" to please others may seem like a good idea at the moment, but it...
#9
Universal
Views: 1
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
-3.000
A CEO, CFO, COO and other managers should have their salary capped at four times that of its lowest paid employee (bonuses included). Every employee will be paid not a fixed amount but an equal percentage of the profit of the company...
#10
Universal
Views: 2
IDI Points:
7
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Education and citizenship; Education Reform; Completion versus performance; Schooling is child-labor

Section 1.
In order to preserve the stability of our society and to ensure its further advancement, we find that it is necessary to provide a certain minimum level of education to all of our...
#11
Universal
Views: 1
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
A second bachelor's degree should be free , in case people are not successful or happy in their first chosen major...
#12
United States of America
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Prisons should be smaller and safer, so that fewer people are injured or killed...
#13
Universal
Views: 29
IDI Points:
51
Supporters:
5
Rating:
2.500
Basic Income (BI); Amount of BI; Funding and administration of BI; Replacement of other programs by BI; Qualifying for the BI; Further argumentation

Section 1.
In our sophisticated society with a complex economy we recognize that, while we must incentivize people to be productive members of our...
#14
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
3
Rating:
0.000
Our calendar should be in accord with natural reality

Why is our calendar the way it is? It doesn't matter why. What matters is that it is out of synchronization with the natural world, and people who are not grounded in reality are easier to manipulate. This is a problem that must be rectified.

There...
#15
United States of America
Views: 0
IDI Points:
20
Supporters:
3
Rating:
0.000
Gun Control and the Right to Bear Arms

Lois Digges Jurewicz

Ownership of guns and similarly dangerous arms should be illegal except in the following cases:

1) Membership in a well-regulated state militia (as ensured in the US Constitution).

2) Membership in a branch of the U.S. military.

3)...
#16
Universal
Views: 2
IDI Points:
1
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Basic Income (BI); Amount of BI; Funding and administration of BI; Replacement of other programs by BI; Qualifying for the BI; Further argumentation

Section 1.
     In our sophisticated society with a complex economy we recognize that, while we must incentivize people to be productive members of...
#17
Universal
Views: 2
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
1
Rating:
3.000
Ending Theocracy

The only proper state that ensures freedom, fairness, and dignity for all of its residents is a secular state – one that is not influenced by religious beliefs. Therefore we should seek to end all theocracies around the world.

In countries that are already mostly secular with...
#18
Universal
Views: 2
IDI Points:
20
Supporters:
1
Rating:
3.000
Fairness & Economics; Government & Fairness; Government & Economics

Section 1.
The market system is the only method for a society to relate the value of goods that make life possible, such as food, to goods that make life enjoyable, such as art, in a way that is fair to the preferences of everyone...
#19
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
2
Rating:
0.000
Voltaire was very critic about the abuses of religious bigotry and hypocrisy. But he was a believer. Belief and knowledge are similar in a way that 2+2 = 4 is both knowledge and belief. I know 2+2=4 because I can prove it easily. But I also can make an educated guess and "believe" that 2+2=4 is...
#20
Universal
Views: 8
IDI Points:
46
Supporters:
2
Rating:
3.000
Nature of reality; Our capacity for understanding reality; Mechanics of reality; Ethics; Rights; Trust in politics

Section 1.
Reality is a fundamentally mysterious duality between the realm of [subjective] experience (a.k.a. consciousness) and the realm of physics (time, space, matter, and energy)...
#21
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
We have too few people working on too many and too big problems . So in order to solve them were need more hands on deck. For that purpose we need to redirect human resource from somewhere else, for example from the entertainment industry. Hopefully there are enough capable people there to help with...
#22
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
15
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
I have just joined the USA Constitutional Convention Community to help write a new US Constitution.  Why stop there?  Why not write a WORLD Constitution...
#23
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
13
Supporters:
2
Rating:
0.000
We have an extreme problem with gun violence. And extreme problems call for extreme measures.

First, we need to vote out all politicians standing in the way of gun control measures. Their argument that gun violence is a mental health issue, not a gun issue, is not valid. There are people with mental...
#24
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
18
Supporters:
3
Rating:
0.000
Illusion is everywhere. The world is a smokescreen, mysticism and materialism have long since found their respective limits. The solution is to patch our illusions, to put them into perspective, rather than fight them. The illusion is an artifice invented by mother nature to help us overcome otherwise...
#25
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
18
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Economics: Capitalism as we know it was born out of the Renaissance system of Patronage. It required a critical mass of respectable middle-class people to be willing to trust paper 'promissary notes' rather than cold hard precious metal coinage. The resultant increase in wealth for the middle classes...
#26
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
4
Rating:
0.000
Right to online freedom of expression; Right to opt-out of online advertising; Right to online privacy; Establishment of Children’s Online Safety Commission

Section 1.
Any platform that provides a space for users to express themselves should be forbidden from censoring any user’s contributions...
#27
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
There should be a limit of how much the net worth of an individual can be ( I don't mean income but total value of all of the person's assets). The reason we need this is to avoid having someone use his money to make others do his bidding and then make them do something that is wrong...
#28
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
Right to online freedom of expression; Right to opt-out of online advertising; Right to online privacy; Establishment of Children’s Online Safety Commission

Section 1.
Any platform that provides a space for users to express themselves should be forbidden from censoring any user’s contributions...
#29
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
Government should be more involved in the family unit and how people raise their children, including in regulating internet content we expose our children to.
Reason 1 - parents are not experts- they improvise they make mistakes. Currently focus is on government teaching people how to physically help...
#30
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
Government should be more involved in the family unit and how people raise their children, including in regulating internet content we expose our children to.
Reason 1 - parents are not experts- they improvise they make mistakes. Currently focus is on government teaching people how to physically help...
#31
Universal
Views: 25
IDI Points:
41
Supporters:
5
Rating:
3.000
Planet Earth and Land Ownership; Freedom of Migration and Practical Restrictions; Local Autonomy; Territorial Reallocation; Decolonization of the World; The Wild

Section 1.    
Planet Earth belongs to all of its inhabitants equally. The only natural sense of land ownership beyond that is owning...
#32
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
23
Supporters:
2
Rating:
0.000
"I think we have to treat criminals more as victims of their circumstances. It doesn't make sense to harm or handicap them further. They need a well-guarded, natural location, an island where they either learn to establish order and farm or they eat one another."

I love this idea, I agree it's far...
#33
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
4
Supporters:
2
Rating:
0.000
Interstate and intercity railroads should be publicly owned and operated

It is a well established point that building, maintenance, administration, and ownership of roads is best done primarily by the top governing authority, whether that be the local government, the state government, or the federal...
#34
Universal
Views: 3
IDI Points:
5
Supporters:
1
Rating:
3.000
Minimization of intellectual monopoly (a.k.a. intellectual property)

The purpose of this text is two-fold. First we will establish that what is commonly known as “intellectual property” is more appropriately referred to as “intellectual monopoly”. Second, we will demonstrate that over-reliance...
#35
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
On animal rights

Humans think of rights, write laws, and apply them. Balancing everyone's rights in society is a way to their health.

There is no society without animals. Thinking of animal rights doesn't reduce "rational" animal rights. Protecting animals protects "rational" animals. It sustains...
#36
Portugal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
Trabalho e Rendimentos

Tipos de trabalho, rendimentos, impostos
- Estatal : voluntário - direito de uso, não transferível, não acumulativo
- Comum : cooperativo - participação no produto, demurrage na moeda local, temporariamente acumulativo
- Privado : competitivo - salário mínimo e...
#37
Portugal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
Governança

As unidades territoriais podem ser habitadas ou inabitadas por pessoas.
As unidades habitadas são organizadas em níveis nacional, regional e municipal.
As unidades, em todos os níveis, são governadas por representantes escolhidos por mérito (eleitos) e por amostragem (sorteados).
Os...
#38
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
I submit that the power to start, and conduct, any war or military operation solely rest on the shoulders of Congress. Presidents have contravened the first article of the Constitution which grants solely to Congress the power to “declare war and raise and support the armed forces.” I’m done...
#39
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
2
Rating:
0.000
On Inquire to Oneself Political Views
(Questions of a sleepy man)

Challenging the status quo is the way to improve. Challenge yourself.

Ask yourself the following, asking "why?" at each step until it is clear:

What does my life mean to me?
Can I see a more fundamental meaning? If yes, repeat...
#40
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
On State, Economics, People, and Myths  

The State only has legitimacy and effectiveness when the people consent to it. The best-known practice for that sake is democracy.

Everything is subject to the consent of the governed. The economy can't escape that.

The State should not impose upon...
#41
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
On Maximizing Preferences Respect

Each individual has preferences. Many incompatible preferences emerge in a big enough group of people.

A Country State or Federation can allow all citizens to live in a society based on their preferences:

1. Country States convert into a Federation. A Federation...
#42
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
On Ideal Society

If one wants to idealize society, the focus is on the goals, not the methods. The relevant questions are in line with the following.

What characterizes an ideal society?

How would one tell an ideal society from another that isn't ideal?

There are infinite possible answers.

I...
#43
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
On Property Right

I. It all started with protecting the Right to stay on land occupied by the use of violence or for no reason. The "Natural rights" discussion does not help much here. The only justification for such Rights is society's stability.

II. Tangible property is finite. All "added...
#44
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
13
Supporters:
1
Rating:
0.000
On political principles and the politicians that I am missing:

Politics should not be about insisting on a specific method above others. The focus should be on pursuing social well-being. The method should be whatever, at the moment, seems more likely to achieve social well-being.

Politics must...
#45
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
United People

International affairs allegedly concern citizens of various countries because they are all represented. It isn't always the case that those present at international meetings represent the citizens they say they represent. There are many examples of it throughout world history.

The...
#46
Universal
Views: 0
IDI Points:
0
Supporters:
0
Rating:
0.000
The law of Informed Consent

A serious concern people have about government is the overbearing laws that are considered obtrusive and unnecessary. I believe laws should stand up to a simple standard, Informed Consent. For example, if I ask you for money to help pay for lunch and you consent, this...
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