MAMA WORLD is a fictional world about a utopian society where everyone can obtain their basic, emotional and rational needs.
The aim of MAMA WORLD is to educate people about how we can reach a utopian society and show them how meaningful life will still be in a world where everyone can easily obtain their needs.
The government that rules MAMA WORLD is called the meritocratic government.
This article is the summary of the meritocratic government which is the government that rules MAMA WORLD.
Division of government
The meritocratic government is divided into the local meritocratic government and the federal meritocratic government.
The local meritocratic government is responsible for specific meritocratic societies while the federal meritocratic government is responsible for all meritocratic societies.
The meritocratic government is a unitary state meaning the federal meritocratic government doesn’t need permission from the local meritocratic governments to change its regulations or policies that affect the local meritocratic governments.
Although this might make it look like the members of the local meritocratic governments have less power, it’s not correct since the members of the local meritocratic government can do and pass merit tests of the institutions of the federal meritocratic government and become its members.
Institutions are the main branches of the meritocratic government. There are two types of institutions: main institutions and sub institutions. Let us start by discussing main institutions:
Main institutions are the permanent institutions of the meritocratic government.
Both the federal and local meritocratic governments consist of 12 main institutions. The 12 main institutions are food, clothes, shelter, energy, water, transportation, communication, health, education, law, security and entertainment.
Members of these 12 main institutions can create new sub institutions that can handle and maintain other sectors concerning their institution in a meritocratic society. Let us now discuss sub institutions:
Sub institutions are temporary institutions of the meritocratic government. Sub institutions are created by members of the main institutions. Examples of sub institutions are such as;
Members of the entertainment institution can start sub institutions for dance, sports etc. Members of the transportation institution can start sub institutions for air travel, railway etc. Members of the energy institution can start a sub institution for nuclear power, hydro electric power etc.
Although the types of sub institutions the members of the main institutions can create are infinite, there are basically two forms of sub institutions. The two forms are: Bill sub institutions and Niche sub institutions.
Bill sub institutions
A bill sub institution is a sub institution that helps people be able to collectively create and run a successful bill campaign.
Let’s say you want a road built in your society but you are not well versed in road engineering and hence cannot write the technical details of the bill.
What you can do is start a bill sub institution and have others who would also like a road built join the sub institution and you can all create the bill using a wiki where everyone can contribute.
So bill sub institutions allow a bill to be written and amended by many people before it’s proposed in a sub or main institution.
Bill sub institutions usually die after the bill has been proposed in the main or sub institution.
Niche sub institutions
A Niche sub institution is a sub institution that helps people who are into a niche, come together and collaborate to develop the niche through different projects.
Members of the entertainment institution can start niche sub institutions in the meritocratic government app for dance, sports etc.
Members of the transportation institution can start niche sub institutions for air travel, railway etc.
Members of the energy institution can start a niche sub institution for nuclear power, hydro electric power etc.
Niche sub institutions are more permanent than bill sub institutions but can also die off unlike main institutions.
Membership of institutions in the meritocratic government is based on merit hence each main and sub institution of the federal and local meritocratic government has its own merit based criteria for being a member.
Membership in main institutions of the federal and local meritocratic government
The prerequisite for being a member of a local main institution is that you should be living in that meritocratic society.
Examples: If you are a member of A meritocratic society, you cannot become a member of local institutions of B meritocratic society.
The prerequisite for being a member of a federal main institution is that you should be a member of that institution in your local meritocratic government. Examples:
To become a member of the food institution of the federal meritocratic government you have to already be a member of the food institution of the local meritocratic government.
Membership in sub institutions of the federal and local meritocratic government
The prerequisite for being a member of a local sub institution is that you should be a member of its local main institution. For example: If you want to join a local soccer sub institution you first have to be a member of the local entertainment sub institution.
The prerequisite for being a member of a federal sub institution is that you should be a member of its federal main institution. For example: If you want to join a federal aerospace engineering sub institution then you first have to be a member of the federal transportation main institution.
Types of membership
There are 2 types of members in every institution: Active members and Non active members. Let us now analyze the two types of members of institutions, starting with active members:
Active members are members of institutions who do work in meritocratic societies for the institution. Examples are such as people who work in the food hub, characters working for the community hub etc.
Active members are paid from the money members of a meritocratic society pay for the services. So if an active member works in the food hub the money they are paid will be from the money people pay for the food, if they work in venues then the money they are paid will be from the money people pay the community hub etc.
Non active membership
Non-active members are members of the institutions who make decisions for the institutions and meritocratic societies. The decisions cover the maintenance, innovation and regulations of the institution and meritocratic societies.
Examples are such as creating regulations for the food hub, creating regulations for water use, pricing the services in the society, choosing and paying the active members, setting funds for innovation, creating the criterion for membership of the sub institutions etc.
Non active members interact and vote online allowing decisions to be quick and simpler to change. Non active members are not paid and instead get the power to decide the future of the meritocratic society.
Bills are changes proposed by a non active member of a main or sub institution in the federal or local meritocratic government to be voted for by other non active members in the respective institution.
To change any rule or regulation of an institution, a non active member will be required to propose a bill which is then voted for by all other non active members. If it wins the vote, the proposal in the bill becomes a law.
Types of bills
There are three types of bills in the meritocratic government which are: Regulation bill, Funding bill and Government bill. Let us now discuss each type:
A regulation bill is a bill that seeks to change a regulation of an institution such as tax regulations, licensing regulations etc.
A funding bill is a bill that seeks to get funding for a certain project or product such as a road, a building, cars etc.
A government bill is a special bill that can be proposed by any non active member of any institution in the federal meritocratic government and allows for a person to change the form and style of the meritocratic government.
The bill follows the same rules but is voted for by all members of all institutions in the federal meritocratic governments.
A government bill can be used to change the number of main institutions in the meritocratic government, the types of bills proposed, the types of sub institutions, the prerequisites for membership etc.
How bills are proposed
There are 4 main stages that a bill has to pass through before it becomes law or is acted upon:
Stage 1: writing the bill
The first step in the bill proposal process is writing the bill. Every bill contains three parts; the Problem it solves, the solution it proposes and how the solution will be implemented.
Problem it solves
The first part of the bill is about the problem in the society that it seeks to solve.
If it’s a funding bill it must explain what problem the project it seeks to fund solves for example; if the funding bill is about funding a road project, it must explain what problems people are currently facing because of the lack of a good road.
If it’s a regulation bill it has to explain what problem the current regulation produces for example; if the regulation bill is about reducing a fine, it must explain how the fine is currently limiting the progress or comfort of people in the society.
Solution it proposes
The second part of the bill is about the solution it proposes for the problem it explained in the first part.
If it’s a funding bill it must explain how the project it seeks to fund is a solution to the problem mentioned in the first section. Using the same example, the solution part might explain how building a tarmac road or filling potholes will solve most of the problems that people are currently facing.
If it’s a regulation bill it has to explain the new regulation and how it solves the problems brought about by the current regulation. Using the same example, the solution part might explain how removing the fine will lead to people seeing why they have to follow the rule and actually stop breaking it.
How the solution will be implemented
The third part of the bill is about how the solution it proposes for the problem will be implemented and who will implement it.
If it’s a funding bill it must explain how the project will take place and how the money will be used. For example: Using the same example this part will explain who the contractors for the road construction or repair will be, how long they will take, how much they will be paid, current market rates etc.
If it’s a regulation bill it has to explain how the new regulation will be implemented in the society. For example: Using the same example this part will explain what date the fine will be removed, for how long the fine will be removed, metrics to measure the success of the fines removal etc.
The writing of the bill might seem like a daunting task but it is actually easy. This is because most bills will be written through a bill sub institutions were members who want the bill to pass will collaborate to write the bill and make sure it reaches the standards.
After discussing the 1st step in bill proposal, let us now discuss the second step of bill proposal.
Step 2: Submitting the bill for vouching
The second step in the bill proposal process is Submitting the bill for vouching.
What this means is that the non active member who proposes the bill has to first convince a certain percentage of other non active members to vouch for his/her bill before it’s allowed to be voted for by all non active members.
The non active members of a respective institution choose the percentage of vouching needed before a bill is allowed to be voted for in their respective institution. It can range from 10% to 49%.
The non active members of an institution also choose the amount of time a bill is allowed to be vouched for in the respective institution before it is removed.
The Governments app algorithm will randomly choose to show the bill to a certain percentage of the members who will either vouch or not vouch for the bill and give their reasons.
So the person or group of people can then propose the bill again based on the feedback obtained by people who refused to vouch for the bill.
Step 3: Submitting the bill for voting
The third step in the bill proposal process is submitting the bill for voting.
Once the bill has been vouched for and allowed to be voted on, it should not take more than a period of time chosen by the members of an institution to be submitted for voting.
The non active members of a respective institution choose how long the bill is voted for. If a non active member hasn’t voted for the bill after that period of time then the bill can pass using the votes that where voted.
If it is rejected, the non active member who proposed it can either edit the bill and propose it again or discard the bill completely.
Step 4: Implementation of the bill
The fourth step in the bill proposal process is implementing the bill.
Once the bill has passed, the active members who were chosen to implement the bill will be given the permission and access to money or administration for implementing the bill.
The other members will also track the progress of the implementation and help out if something goes out of plan.
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