Truth and Evidence
Scientific methodology has done wonders for many aspects of life, but its surprisingly absent from policy-making. For some reason, we think emotions, bias, and convenience should determine politics. You should not be surprised to hear that we propound the importance of evidence-based policies.
Granted, there are such fields like political science, but there are methodological issues with it, and its influence on politicians is limited at best. Anyway, we need a holistic scientific approach, where all relevant sciences are used actively.
- Policies must have scientific backing
- Turn political science into professional discipline
- Policy-makers should be allowed to publish anonymously
- Avoid group-pressure and group-think
- Easier to present politically incorrect policies
- Enable us to take on the most difficult issues
- Politicians must be screened for scientific mindset
- Falsified policies should be summarily eliminated