• The strongest right a parliament has is budget law - for that taxes are compulsory.
  • There is a growing demand for civic participation.
  • There is dolefulness with politics, political processes and the political personell.
  • Plebiscites are a complex instrument.
  • Bundling and balance of interests by political parties and the parliament are necessary and have to be kept - amongst others due to efficiency aspects.


digitaletat - as a ring-fenced tax - is an efficient instrument to achieve direct democracy:

  • Every citizen (natural person) is allowed to distribute 2% of his or her overall yearly tax payments to a pre-defined set of buckets (those being on a high level of abstraction).
  • This will be only practical by utilizing modern and secure information technology.
  • It will be critical, that those buckets are sufficiently abstract and not too many - and that they stay like that over time.
  • Examples of possible structures of those buckets (increasing complexity):
    • The n governmental departments - citizens will directly influence the budget of ministries.
    • A set of topics discussed by parliament.
    • A set of longterm projects discussed by parliament.
    • A set of community driven topics and projects.