Take a look over at history over the past years. Go back a few decades with it. The benefits to the community and the benefits to individuals who control the choices available, have a considerable gap.
False promise from political arenas that do not deliver on their campaign promises. The truth there is the finance for the promises made are never looked to. Building a new wing to a hospital for specialised care, does not provide a better healthcare system. It fails were the costs and future increasing costs to that new wing are not looked at.
A society built on false promise and private benefits from public funding. Representation of the people of a nation is never there. Representation of those who will provide the finance to get someone into power will be represented. Even at a cost to the general population.
What is different on Steem?
From what I can see very little. There are a few at the top who hold the power to make decisions for the rest of the membership on Steemit.
This has been shown most recent with the effort to accumulate a greater amount of Steem for those with Steem and a reduction to what those without can gain. Over any period of time. The present decision makers have total control over any action another on Steemit may take.
A distinct reflection of the corruption that exists in the world before Crypto has emerged.
This has happened by controlling who is in what position on the witness list. One person with enough Steem power to get one witness to the top position. Has the power to get all top 20 witness under their vote. A failure to vote with the interests to benefit this voting source can result in a loss of that witness vote and loss of reward for hosting a witness position.
There has been a mass exodus from Steem. While the conversation seems to be about mass on boarding.
Probably here, there should be some distinction between on boarding to the Steem chain and on boarding to Steemit. This does not happen.
Setting a target audience, Is something which needs to change. Every user of the internet should be welcomed to participate. The reasons why efforts fail to bring and retain new users may have various components to it.
One of those components is a focus to bring business to the Steem chain.
Without a population already here, there is little reason for any large organisation to rest or host on the Steem chain. Yet this keeps getting pushed by the same voices at the top as what is needed to move Steem forward.
Centralisation of power on a decentralised platform remains centralised. The distribution of power is done through Proof of Stake. The more Steem power you hold the greater your voice.
The control over who can be a witness in any key position screams out corruption to any investor or general user to the chain. This control is maintained by the ability to vote to 30 witness when only 21 have a say in decision making.
The power to put a witness in the top witness position, permits for the same voter to put their choice of witness to all 30 positions. If this does not shout out corruption you just do not want to hear.
Options to change how this voting system works can be achieved and a greater representation of the voting for witness be expressed.
Tight now the general user of the Steem chain and more so to Steemit, is held hostage to the rule of a small minority
The number of witness voted to by any one account can be restricted to 5 or 3. This would eliminate some of the power one account can hold the rest of the platform or chain hostage to.
Right now a user has an option to make up to 30 votes to different witness's. Reducing this amount down to five or as low as three will reduce the centralised authority on the Steem chain and Steemit platform.
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