Common Good Finance
creating Common Good Communities™, economics for a sustainable world

Common Good Democracy™ - Where Is It Used

C Proxy voting corporations
G Direct representation attorneys
B Line-item veto governors
Instant Runoff Voting Ireland
D Grading schools
E Internet voting many organizations
M Condorcet high tech orgs
O Direct vote town meetings
C Penny vote public policy polls
R Approval voting scheduling
A Threshing sessions hearings
C Consensus Iroquois / Quakers
Friendly decisions families

The overall Common Good Bank combination of systems is very close to what people do informally within families and groups of close friends -- people we care about and share common interests with. If we're going on an outing, for example, and want to decide where to go, here's what we do: we talk about it, we take everyone's preferences into account (whether they are present or not), and we generally don't go where someone just won't go. That's what the Common Good Bank voting system aims to do.

By combining the best of each of these systems, the Common Good Bank democratic process will nudge society toward a more participatory, compassionate and effective self-rule. (See also "How Is It Better" and "Spectrum of Economic Systems".) Every individual component of the Common Good Bank democratic system has been used successfully elsewhere: