The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract II
The U.S. Government has been controlled by a two-party tyranny that has always been corrupt, but this corruption went nuclear in the 1990’s when both parties conspired to start borrowing one trillion dollars a year–one third of the federal budget–so as to keep on handing out taxpayer funds (or taxpayer obligations for borrowed funds) to the special interests funding their perpetual grip on power to the exclusion of Independents and the other four accredited but excluded active national political parties (Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Reform).
[This book provides the analytic model developed by the Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 dedicated to the ideal of public intelligence in the public interest.]
Note that fifty percent or more of our national resources are being wasted for lack of both intelligence (sound decision-making) and integrity (massive corruption across all three branches of the federal government–Congress, the Executive, and more most recently the Supreme Court). For this short manifesto, I will only comment generally, with examples centered in three areas:
2. Analytic Ignorance
3. True-Cost Ignorance
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