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Communism and more recently even Capitalism have both failed as systems of government because of the same old illness: corruption. In a new and long lasting form of government, Trust can no longer be one of its components. All efforts should be made to form a new type of government with new mechanisms that will not require the element of Trust or the promise of a politician to guarantee that the will of the majority will always be reflected in the laws of that government. This will be a system that could improve in time the already existing possibility of such government today structured through the use of the Internet.

Commutalism is a new concept of Democracy without politicians which is organized through the Internet and balances the needs of the Individual with the Respect for Equality.  

In Commutalism, the citizens would vote directly for the laws and not the politicians. In other words, instead of voting in hope that a politician will respect the trust of the citizens to pass the laws they desired, in Commutalism the citizens themselves would vote directly for the laws by simply clicking on a keyboard. Such a form of government would eliminate the public cost of politicians, and most importantly, the cost of their corruption.  

Different legislative boards composed of private citizens (each citizen taking turn) could be appointed for various bills of law. Each proposal could be introduced to public scrutiny via Internet before being subjected to the majority of the citizens that can approve it or refuse it. No law could be approved in conjunction with other laws to avoid any possible social blackmail. Each law voted separately.  

One Police body composed of a larger number of citizens (also taking turn) could be formed to enforce the laws whenever asked by the individual citizens. Monetary funds could be allocated for different social programs and anybody could log in to see balance sheets and solvency of these funded programs. All laws would be subjected to periodical review since some of them could have been approved by a limited number of people paying more attention when these laws were first introduced or also because the new law is not in line with all the other laws already approved. When any citizen believes that a certain law is damaging his or her own interest a new vote would allow for a possible change of that law.  

Trials now taking place in a Court House could be made public and undergoing the judgment of those citizens taking their turn. Any citizen would have the right to vote or not to vote but his or her right could not be sold nor given to anybody.  

This system of laws could manifest for the first time one Democracy as it was originally intended.  

In order to accomplish that, it should be established that all human beings have the right to enough food and potable water. We could easily irrigate plantations that could be farmed in some of the many remote areas of the Planet not yet utilized. Edible vegetables can be farmed and produced with automated mechanisms to be prepared, packaged and transported until ready for their consumption.

A program like this could be funded by a common effort from the wealth already acquired by all populations. Once it is established the quantity and quality of all goods needed for this program, those goods could be transported and exchanged within a network of markets sharing the natural supplies to satisfy the existing needs in the different locations of the Planet. This program, created to sustain everyone, should be in constant evolution to provide a standard of living in tune with the contemporary wealth of its time.  

All remaining goods (exceeding those allocated to satisfy the existential needs) could instead be exchanged in a new form of Capitalism. New and transparent Free Market's rules will be applied for the trade of all superfluous goods. In regard to the transfer of private goods or services, every single transaction would have to be reported on the Net to become visible just like an invoice made public. Each private transaction would be taxed and simultaneously paid with one same fixed percentage applied for everyone. In such a system, all private properties and their owners like also all money transactions and trades of private property must be publicly reported on the Net. This is to prevent unlawful transactions and root out corruption through the immediate confiscation of those goods that have not been reported.  

Moreover, to reduce Greed and restore the financial equilibrium worldwide it will be enough to eliminate the concept of inheritance. The private property of the people will be returned to the State after the death of each person to be auctioned among all citizens. People could spend as much as they want to educate their children but inheritance and donations would not be allowed.  

Therefore, some goods will be private but earned through real competition and not corruption or favoritism. Once the survival is guaranteed for everybody there will be no need to be tolerant with crime as we are today when the same crime is a consequence of our corrupted system.  

In Commutalism, the right to own must be protected and guaranteed also for those who want to work and trade their own time to obtain more than just the basic necessities provided by the system.