New Strategies and Techniques

Grassroots Leadership on Civic Participation

While the three components of the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government are intertwined, it seems that there are specific constituencies that are better suited to take the lead in helping to implement positive change in each of these areas. The federal government can model the transparency and collaboration principles by testing and implementing new technologies, sharing best practices, and setting higher standards... more »


83 votes

Do-It-Yourself Government

Train skilled community organizers to strengthen our democracy.

Invest (and encourage others to invest) in community organizers to achieve greater “participation” and “collaboration” in government. This will increase transparency in government and strengthen our democracy. Investing in new technologies is important, but “Tools don't build houses. Carpenters build houses," explains Marshall Ganz, who has been credited as the architect of President Obama's field campaign. Who knows?... more »


24 votes

Public-Private Partnerships

Starting a New Deal

Generally I see that a majority of Americans feel they are being lied to but this is actually a case of being stumped. If you have never been stumped they listen here, it is easy to get stumped and laughed at on the way to the bank. So here is the lesson. The Middle East Opec nations may not have over two hundred gasoline stations compared to the 5,000 or more in America and yet to think that they need more is absurb... more »


-21 votes