Eudaimonia

For a democratic system – let us call it a Daemon – as for an economy system, growth is desirable. Democratic growth makes the Daemon happy; a state of Eudaimonia.

A democratic Daemon grows if we increase the degree of democracy. It can be done in two ways: Either by increasing the number of voters or increase the number of votings. Accordingly a Daemon suffers if one of the two parameters decreases. That’s the reason why I don’t want to restrict immigration.

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights from 1948, written with World War II disaster fresh in memory, is the best attempt so far to create good preconditions for the global Daemon to become Eudaimonia. Unfortunately, the UN declaration is not anchored in a global referendum. In the last 60 years we have made no progress because UN has not evolved as a democratic institution. An International Referendum to start with would be to vote on the Human Rights Declaration from 1948.

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