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Ambition is irrelevant: succession by primogeniture is written in law. This makes "security" very simple and largely irrelevant - if the British King were assassinated or fell under a train, his successor would be automatically and immediately appointed. The succession to the British Throne is, AFAIK, already known down to at least the 200th in line and will only change if and when there is a birth or death somewhere in that group. A constitutional monarch is not a leader. The job of titular head of the armed forces, for instance, does not confer the ability to declare war. Following a general election, the monarch invites the person most able to command a parliamentary majority to form a government "in my name". Immediately thereafter, the Leader of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition (note the title) swears allegiance to the Crown. Leadership is vested in the House of Commons, not the monarch. Everyone has the capacity to ruin the lives of one or two others, but nobody (apart from the Leader of the Conservative Party) has the right to screw things up for everybody.A constitutional monarch, unlike the president of a banana republic like the USA, has no impunity: he is subject to the law and cannot pardon himself. The last one that tried it in the UK was decapitated pour decourager les autres. Creating (and suppressing) dissatisfaction and unrest is the job of the Leader of the Conservative Party, not the King. If anything, the monarch's role is to warn the Prime Minister of the dissatisfaction and unrest she has caused.
Constitutional monarchies are all pretty much the same. I remarked on seeing a rather comfortable office in the Stockholm central barracks, with a bicycle rack outside. My Swedish colleague said "the King cycles in three days a week to sign the orders for the army - that's the job of a king."
the threat of decapitation, or at least the loss of public funds and police protection.
In this video, a Universal Basic Services is proposed, instead of Universal Basic Income.
Currently practiced democracies aren't perfect either. Political donations can lead to corruption and oligarchy when not adequately regulated. Major policy makers can get illegitimate financial gain through insider trading. They have no incentive to change the current policies which benefit them.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 09/09/2023 13:00:58In this video, a Universal Basic Services is proposed, instead of Universal Basic Income.The point being made here is, resources should be used to maximize the likelihood that the society will be sustainable. Society members won't be able to contribute to the society when their basic needs aren't fulfilled. They can even bring negative impacts instead, like striking and causing chaos.
the national disgrace of a US presidency where the choice is between a criminal and an idiot.
If your needs will be met, why get out of bed?
UBS is the foundation of communism, which hasn't fared well in lab tests: it hasn't delivered sustainability and in practice turns out to be just as corrupt as capitalism but less competent.
If your needs weren't met, how can you get out of bed?
Quote from: alancalverd on 21/09/2023 22:35:03UBS is the foundation of communism, which hasn't fared well in lab tests: it hasn't delivered sustainability and in practice turns out to be just as corrupt as capitalism but less competent.If something fails, first identify the root cause. Then find out the possible solutions, and analyze their side effects. Choose the best available solutions, and find ways to monitor their effectiveness.