After the Scottish Referendum - making Westminster democratic
John Courtneidge 20 September 2014
The big constitutional change I'd like to see concerns the membership of the second chamber:
- to one based on direct randomly-selected democracy: one member per
constituency, selected at random, serving for three-year terms, with
on-third retiring annually.
- with, as one major task for it being an annual recommendation to the elected house on a Fair Incomes Policy.
- namely, i) the level of a guaranteed income scheme and ii) a maximum multiplier of that for paid-work income.
a) operationalize/implement the message in The
Spirit Level (that - greater- income equality is the ordinate public
and ecological good), and,
b )would institute the freedom to be responsible
- by virtue of the Living Income for All/Living Citizen's Income: which
would, i) break the link between paid-work (in l'economy social) and
ii) allow, for example, voluntary
participation in l'economy solidaire: (such as participation in that
reformed second chamber: as above), to produce:
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