Monthly Archives: February 2011

LEGBOOK: KEEPING CITIZENS IN THE DELIBERATIVE PROCESS

A proposal to provide complete transparency to the legislative process via internet software. LegBook would provide virtually universal access and input to laws as they are formed via a system something like Face Book & skype combined. The system … Continue reading

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UNWINDING THE PLUTONOMY WEB

Vermont Setting Foundation Stone for 28th Constitutional Ammendment: Corporations are not Persons With protections and Rights under the US Constitution A year ago, the Supreme Court finally stated in Citizens United what has been implicit in many … Continue reading

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Clammers And Plutonomic Realities

I wanted to focus in a little more on the social and economic reailties of the American plutonomy here at home. The people in the square in Egypt who are paying 80% of their wages for food aren’t alone. My little island in downeast Maine is a micr… Continue reading

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EGYPTS OPPORTUNITIES:ARE POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS NECESSARY TO DEMOCRACY ?

It seems to be taken for granted that Egypt’s next step in forming a people’s government is to form parties and hold elections. Deep inside me something unexpectedly recoils at the idea of forming parties and something even deeper begins to questi… Continue reading

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