Why discussing governments is so hard…

For those who missed it in the forums, here goes a reprint. It deals with the Neualtenburger Projekt and some may need to read most of what’s been discussed on “SL Government” to understand a little why I felt the need for writing this post:

Neualtenburg is a symbol for controversy among pre-conceived ideas. My guess is, it will always be like that. Let me explain why.

First, there is no way any explanation can be isolated from context. Neualtenburg has both a historical and a social context.

Some months ago, Robin Linden thought it would be a nice idea to propose the residents to set up an experiment of self-government. At the time, I thought there were two ideas behind it:

1) Getting good PR for LL. Notice that LL doesn’t want exponential growth (they wouldn’t be able to handle it). They want sustained growth, by word-of-mouth, and by attracting the “correctly-minded” individuals to LL: creative people with an education.

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