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A discussion of political theories and how their ideas contribute to what we know about best practices for governing a society and increasing the quality of life.

Best Practices in Government and Politics

The general principles of evidence-based governance should be modeled on the those countries with the highest Quality of Life indicators.

In the countries with the greatest happiness and well-being, the following principles are nearly universal, with the happiest countries having the strongest systems in place for each.

Other Practices in Government and Politics

Not the best, but the rest.

The left/right political dynamic of the United States is often used as a reference point. However, they are more correctly framed in terms of Progressive and Libertarian political philosophies rather than the Democratic and Republican parties. This is because the actual political thinkers and developers of new policy are coming from these sub-groups, who are not always strictly affiliated with either party. It also somewhat ignores right-wing Christian Nationalism and Fascism, which are scary and must be opposed, but offer few debatable policy positions. In a discussion of best practices, we must consider actual policy rather than the exercise of raw power.

The Evolution of World Democracies

Some videos presenting non-partisan proposals for how to correct political incentives and restore the balance of power in US politics.

Why US Politics is Broken and How to Fix It

How the US Is Destroying Young People’s Future

Jay Z - Politics as Usual