Manifesto for Agile Society Development

Inspired by agile manifesto we might value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working society over comprehensive documentation

People collaboration over contract negotiation

Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

  • Healthcare problem

    How you can have a good healthcare system? In healthcare systems you have at least first 2 actors but most probably you will also have the 3rd: - the person - the healthcare provider - the healthcare payer The final purpose of a healthcare system is the following - the person should be healthy all time - when ill the person should recover as soon as possible Other objectives could be - the healthcare provider should provide quality service - the healthcare provider should provide the least expensive(cheapest) service - the healthcare payer should minimize the amounts payed - the... [read more]

  • How to reduce or eliminate poverty?

    Usually poverty is not something that can be fought against directly, but it's just an effect (of the society and of people's own stupidity). So I want to have here sugestions about fighting the causes that generate poverty. (Which are usually one of these: corruption, abuses, inequality (economic and/or judicial), carelessness, and many times stupidity or lack of education regarding substances abuse.) (I will come back to add a more precise list of causes, so we can address them one by one.) [read more]

  • How to solve the problem of street junctions (intersections) blocked by cars

    During high-traffic hours the main road intersections in a city become jammed by the cars that entered the intersection from all directions, and they are all waiting on each other. How to fix or prevent this? slug: article38 date: 2013-11-07 03:52:18 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article37 — Possible solutions: Make it illegal for a car to be waiting in the intersection. So the cars will then wait BEFORE entering the intersection to make sure that they will have enough space where to go after transiting the intersection, otherwise they will receive a fine. Advantages: This makes people... [read more]

  • How to make the protection of the environment a profitable economic activity?

    Maybe some people consider that the global warming is not real, but one thing that is for sure REAL is that the natural resources (such as forests, fresh waters, oceans, animals and fish) are all depleting very rapidly due to excessive consumption, exploitation and/or plain destruction. On the other hand it's a proven thing that people tend to engage "en-masse" in certain economic activities purely because they can make money of it. (EVEN IF they don't like performing the activity!) Now my question is: instead of exploiting them, what possible ways are there to make money by PROTECTING / PRESERVING... [read more]

  • How begging can be reduced?

    Begging is a problem that appears in urban zones. It seems that in some countries the phenomena is reduced, compared to other countries where is a way of life. How we can reduce it? slug: article26 date: 2012-08-23 05:43:56 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article23 — I think a start would be to stop giving money or other goods. slug: article39 date: 2013-11-07 08:20:44 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article23 — People should be educated (via the media) about the problem of begging and about the fact that beggars usually raise more money than the average... [read more]

  • How to clean the city of illegal parking

    In a city a lot of people are parking in locations that blocks the way. How can you solve this problem. Le't assume that the city does have enough and not expensive parking lots, otherwise this problem shouldn't be attempted to be solved? slug: article22 date: 2012-06-08 14:38:56 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article21 — These guys have a solution through social networks. slug: article27 date: 2012-08-23 05:52:00 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article21 — In my opinion, this problem arises when drivers are not fined for illegal parking. I would say that this is... [read more]

  • Normal people should own guns?

    Should people be allowed to own guns for self-defense? slug: article20 date: 2012-03-11 21:35:35 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article19 — I think anyone should be allowed to own guns to be able to protect his rights as a self-defense form. - you should differentiate between own guns for attacks and own guns for defense - police cannot enforce defense in realtime - what happens if police/army goes against people will? this might be connected with the tragedy of the commons. If you can listen romanian, watch a good argument here. See wikipedia gun politics article slug: article42... [read more]

  • What solutions exists to the "Tragedy of the commons"?

    "The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will ultimately deplete a shared limited resource, even when it is clear that it is not in anyone's long-term interest for this to happen." [read more]

  • Should we allow high-speed-trading or should we move to a turn based trading?

    Should we allow machines and algorithms to dictate the on the spot value of a good? slug: article17 date: 2012-02-21 09:33:49 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article16 — I think that we should limit the profits for such trading by taxing more these games. I think that a trading tax should be a function depending on profit, moment of buying, moment of selling. It looks like is inherent to have crashes if we let the machines do the trading. Or maybe this is a feature that exists by design? Links: [read more]

  • How to do to have a good charity program?

    What characteristics must have a charity program in order to function properly? Most of the time I don't consider contributing since I don't know anything about the program. slug: article13 date: 2012-02-04 18:09:45 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article12 — At minimum I should have public access to the list of all donors and amounts (eventually in realtime, and with some as annonymous) List of all consumers and amounts (since is for charity, shouldn't have any hidden for competitive advantage) Sum of received amounts, and consumed amounts List of all acievements List of persons that donate something except... [read more]

  • What do you think about ACTA? Do you think this agreement is necessary for our society?

    ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement. It would establish an international legal framework for countries to join voluntarily, and would create a governing body outside international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or the United Nations. Negotiating countries have described it as a response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." The scope of ACTA includes counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet. Groups such as the... [read more]

  • What is the best election system that we have till now?

    We are the basic characteristics of an election system? What are the usual trade-offs in such systems? What are the tools, algorithms that solve such problems? slug: article9 date: 2012-01-31 08:07:00 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article4 — I can not say that a certain election system is the best we have so far ,because each country adopts a system that is suitable for the people that leave there.A voting system might be concidered perfect in one particular country but if is being implemented somewhere else myght not be. There i s a lot to talk about... [read more]

  • How can a city reduce to zero the number of stray dogs on the streets?

    There are two problems with stray dogs: 1. they might be aggresive and when they are the cost is huge, going to deaths of people 2. without control, the usual case, they tend to have a growing population. That's why the number of dogs on the streets must be reduced to zero to solve both problems. If you solve only the second problem, the growing population you still might have for a period of time the first problem, which might be sufficient for people to ask for drastic solutions. So, what is the perfect solution? slug: article7 date: 2012-01-30 16:50:27... [read more]

  • What is the best monetary system invented til now?

    The current monetary systems have different problems. What is the best monetary system for the entire planet? One currency or multiple, gold or something else? What is the best monetary system for a state, for a company, for a circle of friends? slug: article2 date: 2012-01-29 15:36:15 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article1 — Try bitcoins: Decentralized Bitcoin is the first digital currency that is completely distributed. The network is made up of users like yourself so no bank or payment processor is required between you and whoever you're trading with. This decentralization is the basis for... [read more]