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Epistemic status: Just a thought

We have no idea what systems of government work for improving stability, wealth and human rights. There are some systems that we're pretty sure don't work (in certain conditions). We should encourage/pressure countries to adopt systems that we don't know don't work, and we might someday learn what works.

"Experimenting" would be a political dealbreaker, but if we can notice and agree on what doesn't work and then be irrationality optimistic about whatever the next idea is, it might kinda work. Probably only more-or-less democratic systems would be politically feasible, but we might as well try all of those.

(For an example of a democratic idea that we don't know doesn't work, has a maximally decentralized approach been tried?)