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Fair-Share Spending for Agency Budgets
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Presenting software for fair-share spending.Fair-Share Spending Rules
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Fair-share spending gives agency-fundingVersion 1.0 2006-09-25
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power to any group above a minimum size. TheGNU © copyright 2006
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democratic potential for this new tool is explored atRobert Loring
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http://AccurateDemocracy.com/q_intro.htmloringrbt at aol dot com
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This program is a proof of concept. The spreedsheetTo download and try the most recent version, go to
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makes it easy to trace the calculations and see eachhttp://AccurateDemocracy.com/z_tools.htm
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step toward the result. It is open source and free to use.That page also shows and downloads ballots
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for voting on projects.
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Voters change the bold blue numbers under "My Grant."
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Administrators change the black numbers on blue background.
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These include the the current budgets, the number of voters,
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and the Influence-Tax Rate. It likely varies from 50% to 150%
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times the voter's percentage change to a budget.
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The influence-tax schedule must meet several criteria:
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A cost is proportional to a budget. So dividing a
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department into 2 smaller ones cannot help or hurt it.
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Zero cost for zero change in a grant (neutral grants), and
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equal cost for equal changes plus or minus. (symmetry)
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Progressive costs encourage many small changes,
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not dumping your whole share on a few agencies.
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The practical upper limit for a grant is 1.75 to 2.0 times the
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"neutral grant". Above that the tax is very steep.
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Setting this soft limit near 2.0 lets a faction with half the
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voters maintain the funding for an agency regardless of
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what the other half of the voters do to it.
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The tax on very small grants, 25% down to 0% of neutral, can be
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more than the 25% saved, so it does not pay to give nothing.
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This is intended to avoid polarizing factions into those who give
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too much for B versus those who give B nothing at all.
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