Policy/Society

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Morals

We value:

  • Freedom and liberty
  • The ability to make our own choices

We are:

  • Open and accepting

Choice

We believe in the basic right of free will, ie. the ability for everyone to choose their own destiny.

Nobody should be able to coerce or force you to do something you don't want to do.

Conversely, and perhaps more importantly, you shouldn't be able to force anyone else to do something they don't want to do.

Truth

Truth and facts are important.

Full disclosure is always the default, unless it could cause major harm. In that case, it may be more prudent to say nothing at all.

Outright lying -- ie. stating something you know to be untrue -- should be avoided.

Beneficial vs. Detrimental

Ask a simple question: Does this more good than harm on the whole?

If yes, it's beneficial. If no, it's harmful.

If you're unsure, it's indeterminate. There are grey areas.

Example Beneficial Behaviours

  • Creation and innovation
  • Sharing of knowledge and ideas
  • Producing beneficial products
  • Providing beneficial services

Example Detrimental Behaviours

  • Physical violence
  • Verbal aggression
  • Knowingly causing harm to others
  • Offloading costs to others

Religion

Religion is complicated. Sometimes it unites. Other times, it divides.

We open and accepting to all religions and principals that do not contradict our morals.

In general, we are skeptical. We believe that Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.