PROPOSAL: 21st Century Governance – Beyond Participatory Budgeting

Collective Intelligence, Methods & Process, Office of Management and Budget, Policies, Reform, Serious Games, Threats, True Cost

Event: 30-31 March 2012 NYC Participatory Budgeting

21st Century Network Governance – Beyond Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgeting is a very important step in the right direction, but in the larger context of both obstacles presented by corrupt governance and what is possible enabled by the Internet, it can be taken–quickly–to a higher level.

Participatory budgeting is also somewhat ineffective in that the false assumption of the public and private sectors are accepted.  True Cost Economics is the only possible foundation for a sustainable public sector and a sustainable private sector, and most participatory budgeting projects have no idea what the difference is between the false budget and the true budget.  To discuss budget disposition without seeing, for example, that fracking creates earthquakes and that tar sands consume vast quantities of potable water, is an exercise in futility.

This session will present a very rapid 30 minute overview of the pioneering work done by Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 with 24 co-founders including Medard Gabel (co-creator with Buckminster Fuller of the analog World Game, designer of the current digital EarthGame).  Three integral foundations for effective collective intelligence will be introduced:

Robert Steele

a.  Strategic Analytic Model highlighting the ten high-level threats to humanity ignored by most governments and the twelve core policy areas from Agriculture to Water that are not harmonized by most governments

b.  Six Bubbles consisting of an Autonomous Internet connecting an Earth Intelligence (Decision-Support) Network, EarthGame, EarthPolicy, and EarthBudget, all glued together with transpartisan memetics and transitional facilitation.  Illustration

c.  M4IS2, the new craft of intelligence, no longer secret, expensive or federal–Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information Sharing and Sense Making unites the eight tribes of intelligence (academia, civil society, commerce, government, law enforcement, media, military, non-government / non-profit) to harmonize decisions, policies, budgets, and behavior across all boundaries, by using shared information to achieve shared objectives.

Following the 30 minute illustrated presentation, two discussants will expand on the possibilities, one from a government perspective and the other from a civil society perspective.

The final 30 minutes will be devoted to interactive questions and answers.

It is our hope that the entire session can be video-taped and streamed online for permanent public access.

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas, CEO of Earth Intelligence Network (501c3), has spent 30 years in the intelligence (decision-support) field, and the last twenty helping ninety governments get a grip on open sources of information to create Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).  His second book, THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political (2002, also free online) remains the primer for public intelligence in the public interest.  He is also the originator of the concept of the Smart Nation, first published in Government Information Quarterly in 1995, and then in THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest (EIN, 2006).  He is a former spy, an honorary hacker associated with Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE), the Silicon Valley Hackers Conference (as started by Stewart Brand), and Hactic / Chaos Computer Club in Europe.  He is also the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, reading in 98 categories, with all of his reviewed accessible online by category at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog.  In October he presented his Electoral Reform proposal to Occupy NYC, the six minute video someone else posted went viral. He is one of three candidates for the Reform Party presidential nomination, and has created a web site, We the People Reform Coalition, that represents the next level in participatory governance, integrating Electoral Reform, a Coalition Cabinet and Balanced Budget that are crowd-sourced and presented in advance of election day, and a commitment to True Cost Economics.  In June 2012 Random House / Evolver Editions is releasing his newest book, THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth, & Trust.

Robert Steele: ON REVOLUTION

07 Other Atrocities, Civil Society, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, IO Impotency, Methods & Process, Money, Banks & Concentrated Wealth, Movies, Officers Call, Policies, Reform, Resilience, YouTube

UPDATE:  I was not happy with these, the first one got a lot of views, the other two did not, so I have removed them.  Instead I recommend the below mid-1990’s condensation of my 1976 thesis.

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2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere

Howard Rheingold: From ME Consumer to WE Community – The Collaborative Consumption Revolution

Advanced Cyber/IO, Blog Wisdom, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Collective Intelligence, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Methods & Process, Movies, Policies, Reform
Howard Rheingold

Lauren Anderson: the “We” of the our collaborative age will replace the “Me” of the industrial age

“Is this shift from the Me to the We as significant as the industrial revolution? And should we welcome this revolution with, so to speak, open arms?”

Lauren Anderson is the Innovation Director for Collaborative Lab, interviewed here by Andrew Keen:

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As originally posted by Michel Bauwens.

Tom Atlee: #Occupy Weekly Sparks = We Can Do It All

Advanced Cyber/IO, Analysis, Augmented Reality, Blog Wisdom, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Hacking, InfoOps (IO), IO Deeds of Peace, Methods & Process, Policies, Policy, Reform, Strategy, Threats
Tom Atlee

Random Communications from an Evolutionary Edge

 

#Occupy Weekly Sparks = We Can Do It All

Much has been said about the Occupy movement’s lack of demands and vision. Some say it will have no impact unless it makes demands and organizes to make sure those demands are met.

Others respond that the People should just take charge of their democracy rather than petitioning official powers-that-be to do this and that. Still others say that any list of demands – any effort to focus OWS more narrowly and explicitly – could weaken the movement because Occupy Together is a broadly inclusive initiative that’s about (a) changing whole systems and/or (b) creating microcosms of a better society in the occupation zones and/or (c) stimulating transformational conversations out in society at large and/or (d) passionately building and forcefully demonstrating the Power of the People to resist illegitimate, corrupt authority.

Others note that the disturbing lack of demands spreads OWS’ surprising impact through a “blank slate effect” – OWS becomes a mystery or a mirror into which diverse individuals and groups project their various desires, hopes, frustrations, and agendas. Furthermore, that mystery helps by enhancing the movement’s uncommon anarchic power that makes it so hard for authorities and others to figure out how to control, undermine or use it. Others insist that a shared vision – articulating what the 99% actually want – would be much more powerful than focusing on a laundry list of demands that many 99%ers might well disagree with. Simultaneously, many Occupiers are chronically frustrated with all this talk and want Action!! Their more thoughtful colleagues reply that pulling so many diverse people together in consensus requires taking the time to hear each other and generate collective wisdom.

Read balance of very deep and provocative commentary.

#OWS: List of Governors Up for Re-Election in 2012

Government, Reform

These specific individuals are the starting point for a nation-wide move to demand the Electoral Reform Act of 2012 at the state level.

Seats that hold only two years terms are marked with an asterisk.

DELAWARE:  Jack Markell (D)
INDIANA:  Mitch Daniels (R)
MISSOURI: Jay Nixon (D)
MONTANA: Brian Schweitzer (D)\
NEW HAMPSHIRE: John Lynch (D)*
NORTH CAROLINA: Beverly Perdue (D)
NORTH DAKOTA: JackDairymple (R)
UTAH: Gary Herbert (R)
VERMONT: Peter Shumlin (D)*
WASHINGTON: Christine Gregoire (D)
WEST VIRGINIA: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

See Also:

Electoral Reform Working Group Preliminary 2 Pages (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Statement of Demand 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Act of 2012 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

#OWS: List of Senators Up for Re-Election in 2012

Government, Legislation, Reform

These specific individuals are the starting point for a nation-wide move to demand the Electoral Reform Act of 2012.

ARIZONA:  Jon Kyl, Republican
CALIFORNIA:  Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
CONNECTICUT:  Joseph Lieberman, Independent
DELAWARE:  Thomas Carper, Democratic
FLORIDA:  Bill Nelson, Democratic
HAWAII:  Daniel Akaka, Democratic
INDIANA:  Richard Lugar, Republican
MAINE:  Olympia Snowe, Republican
MARYLAND:  Benjamin Cardin, Democratic
MASSACHUSETTS:  Scott Brown, Republican
MICHIGAN:  Debbie Stabenow, Democratic
MINNESOTA:  Amy Klobuchar, Democratic
MISSISSIPPI:  Roger Wicker, Republican
MISSOURI:  Claire McCaskill, Democratic
MONTANA:  Jon Tester, Democratic
NEBRASKA:  Ben Nelson, Democratic
NEVADA:  John Ensign, Republican
NEW JERSEY:  Robert Menendez, Democratic
NEW MEXICO:  Jeff Bingaman, Democratic
NEW YORK:  Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic
NORTH DAKOTA:  Kent Conrad, Democratic
OHIO:  Sherrod Brown, Democratic
PENNSYLVANIA:  Robert Casey, Jr., Democratic
RHODE ISLAND:  Sheldon Whitehouse, Democratic
TENNESSEE:  Bob Corker, Republican
TEXAS:  Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican
UTAH:  Orrin Hatch, Republican
VERMONT:  Bernard Sanders, Independent
VIRGINIA:  Jim Webb, Democratic
WASHINGTON:  Maria Cantwell, Democratic
WEST VIRGINIA:  Carte Goodwin, Democratic
WISCONSIN:  Herb Kohl, Democratic
WYOMING:  John Barrasso, Republican

See Also:

Electoral Reform Working Group Preliminary 2 Pages (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Statement of Demand 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Act of 2012 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)