Open Socialism a compelling alternative to democratic capitalism


Societal metrics demonstrate the idea of assessing different systems, but require a lot more work and research to be usable. Assessing DC is attempting to apply the metrics using general knowledge and logic. The ultimate goal is to have metrics that are purely assessed with data. For now this is a very draft approximation.

DC is pretty good in terms of privacy. The government creates laws that protect privacy and companies need to follow these laws. It does have a few downsides though.

Privacy Implications Are Buried In A Heavy Amount of Legalese

Unfortunately it is difficult at best to maintain awareness of the privacy implications of using modern technology. Often important privacy information is deliberately buried in legalese and so people don’t know what they are accepting. Additionally, there is a constant stream of terms and conditions updates, so remaining informed of privacy implications is very challenging.

Privacy Can Be Ignored Due To ‘Terrorism’

DC starts with noble intentions but the threat of ‘terrorism’ can cause government agencies to conduct mass surveillance which violates individual’s privacy. Perhaps this is not tied to DC as such though.

The Result

DC doesn’t have big systemic privacy issues. However, companies do have various tricks available to go against a users likely wishes around privacy, if they understood what was happening.

Assessment: 7/10