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What is the perfect State?

Plato's Republic.
A purely anarchic non-State.
Thomas More's Utopia.
Other (Read comment below and then tell us what you think).
A purely Communist State, governed by strict Marxism as presented in Das Kapital and Theories of Surplus Value.
The Qur'an's Sharia governed State.
A Halachic State (one governed specifically according to Torah Law, which Israel isn't).
One governed according to a strict interpretation of Roman Catholic thought.
One governed according to a strict interpretation of Calvinist thought.
A State governed in accordance with the Hindu/Indian caste system.
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Re: The Perfect State
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2015, 09:34:40 PM »
I choose the united federation of planets circa season 3 of TNG.

Why specifically?

The UFP is presented as a sort of perfectly efficient Union of socialism and democracy. Everyone has their needs fulfilled and can do what their heart desires. They are economically prosperous and culturally prolific. Their conflict almost exclusively originates from without and their judicial system is geared towards rehabilitation and is quite successful at that. It is basically a socio-political love fest.
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Re: The Perfect State
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2015, 11:34:34 PM »
It would be possible to create a general intelligence AI that could function similarly to a 'benevolent dictator' but we still end up with the question of how to go about doing that.

G-d help us if the AI ever malfunctioned though. Then we'd all be f----d, and at the mercy of a malfunctioning supercomputer.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 02:08:44 AM by Yaakov ben Avraham »

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Re: The Perfect State
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2015, 08:22:13 AM »
The ideal state is one which satisfies the material  and psychological needs of its people, is flexible enough to alter itself to changing needs, and is governed with the support of the majority and the consent of all.

I don't think such a state exists or has ever existed, but ingredients for an ideal state would be a high quality of education, low levels of financial and legal inequality, stable and reliable infrastructure, freedom of thought and expression, including a safety net to support people who cannot support themselves.

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Re: The Perfect State
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2015, 09:53:49 AM »
The ideal state for me is one where everyone in it agrees with me and the government runs itself in a way that I approve of.
The form of government is irrelevant.
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