Campaign: New Tools and Technologies

EMINENT DOMAIN FOR PATENTS that benefit the planet.

YOu all have heard of eminent domain where the government can require you to sell your property to make way for some infrastructure necessary for the public good. My thought is that this principle should also apply to technological inventions which would really do the world a lot of good. It is well known that many patents which threaten the business of powerful corporations have been bought up and sat by these same corporations ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

True Cost Economics and Business Social Responsibility

Understanding a vendor's operating behavior with respect to environmental record, ethics, fair labor practices and other key attributes of social responsibility should be integrated into the procurement process throughout all government agencies. The externalization of business costs to society is a hidden tax on all members of society. Federal government can take a lead role in addressing a major shortcoming in the ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Funding New Ideas Pilots

There are hundreds of good ideas! In industry all good ideas are tested through the R&D process, i.e.: designed, prototyped, the bugs are ironed out, piloted, and so on. In a pilot test, a project is implemented on a small scale and tightly defined geographical location, and run for a time to study how it works, make changes during pilot, and eventually have a final implementation plan, or closed as unworkable. Legislation ...more »

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Chagora

There's a link between money, speech and the ability to participate. Political MicroDonation (under $1) with Electoral/Geographic Networking is vital for scaling representation. Especially in grassroots issue or legislative lobbying and for new candidates and ideas. It's the Power of Small Money, Large Numbers & Immediate Feedback! It's a fundamental of speech and association. (Chagora is NOT Monetized via any addition ...more »

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