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Suffering veto

Every decision must not cause suffering to someone.
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When a government decides to act or a company decides to act, they must put their decision to review,

People can raise objections on the grounds of suffering it would cause them. Then those objections must be resolved democratically.

The goal is to minimise suffering.

chronological, Feb 14 2023

In early modern Poland ... https://en.m.wikipe...g/wiki/Liberum_veto
... it all went horribly wrong. [pertinax, Feb 15 2023]


       Bun for the concept, can you give a scenario for example/discussion?
doctorremulac3, Feb 14 2023

       Hopelessly idealistic [+]
pocmloc, Feb 14 2023

       //those objections must be resolved democratically.//   

       How would that be? Every time a bill is passed many people suffer to some extent. Are you funding the Happy Happy Joy Joy Clinic for Little Babies and Puppies? The HHJJCLBP tax is going to take money from someone, and they will not have the money they wanted and suffered to obtain, and will not have the opportunity to make themselves happy with that money.

Are you recognizing the We All Love Chocolate day? You've not only bowed down to lobbyist pressure thereby corrupting society to some degree, but you're probably funding some kind of government action with the same stroke of the pen. And what about the people allergic to chocolate? Will they appreciate the banners and smells?

This idea is so naive it hurts. [+/-]
Voice, Feb 14 2023

       // democratically //   

       For any issue there will be a majority that is happy with an approach and others will suffer from it. Indeed, some of the majority will positively rejoice at others' suffering.
a1, Feb 14 2023

       With the help of special training, lobbyists could employ people whose particular sensibilities were such that they experienced acute suffering at the prospect of any deviation from whatever agenda the lobbyist was being paid to promote.   

       Also, see link.
pertinax, Feb 15 2023


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