Monthly Archives: October 2015

Make Government Work Better for All

Title: Make Government Work Better for All
Date: 2015-01-14
Speaker: Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
 
The government can work but only if we make it so.It is really hard to understand the really difficult problems we face as a country if you do not experience those things yourself.
If you want to recruit some of the best technologists in the country give them something to work on that really matters and they will succeed.
We need to redefine participation in government.
It is not just about having a voice or an issue.
We are at the verge of being able to say there is no excuse for complaining.
Solutions can come from anywhere.
Government needs to work for the people but it is only going to work if it is also by the people.
Government can work for actual real people and by actual real people.
You can no longer run a country properly if the elites don’t understand technology in the way that they grasp economics, or ideology, or propaganda.
The government can work but only if we make it so.