Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Develop and Implement a National Strategy for Sustainability

I would suggest that the best way to strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness, while making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, would be for the Obama Administration to lead the American People in Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Sustainability. It is commonly recognized that those of us in the United States are not living sustainably today. With ...more »

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Create a government-wide culture of transparency, collaboration, and participation

The heart of any large scale change like this Transparency and Open Government initiative is the culture of the organization or institution (my definition of culture is included below). To have any hope of sustaining the changes implemented through this initiative, the culture of the Federal government needs to undergo a transformation. Without changing the culture, only surface changes will occur and the system will ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Incentivizing Sustainability Through a Tax Code Based on Consumption

Our tax system is screwed up. We're taxed for owning a house; we're taxed for owning land; we're taxed for having a job; we're taxed for pretty much existing. While it's true that taxes are necessary for a government to function, they don't have to be this numerous and/or complicated. There are thousands of pages of tax codes in Washington that are way too complicated for the average American to understand. Corrupt businesses ...more »

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Raise awareness of connections between issues

Organize a campaign to increase awareness of the connections between major issues (e.g. health care, environment, economy, third-world poverty and unrest) and to increase awareness of the collective impact of individual choices and the collective power of individual voices/actions. This video, http://storyofstuff.com/, provides a good start. There is one area that I think deserves further emphasis, though: the link ...more »

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Campaign: Between Federal Agencies

Rewrite Congress's Job Description

Economists, bankers, and regulators—all failed to protect us from the financial crisis we’re now facing. And they will again—because their job description does not require them to regularly review and revise the entire framework of financial regulation. But Congress might well succeed where these others have so often failed if it rewrites its own job description to include this task. Recurrent financial crises point ...more »

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Natural money: the most efficient monetary system

Introduction Natural money was the result of the discovery of the most efficient monetary system. Natural money will create an economy with constant economic growth at maximum potential that will destroy all other monetary systems in competition. Therefore the natural money monetary system will become the dominant monetary system in the world at some point in the future. Natural money has the following features: - ...more »

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