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  •  And it's so insidiously linked to values... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...and knowledge, naturally good things, most of us are convince we're trying to be the best we can, and it insulates the rich from any fruits of whatever little introspection they do or regular challenge to the silos of privilege.

    Maybe we need a common check list...how does this thought/issue/vote/tax loophole impact this or that person/institution/metric...a dashboard of metrics with impact analysis...kind of a common civics view rather than our own little circle views. A democracy dashboard or a plutocracy prevention checklist. And we really have to aim for the children.

    •  Well that certainly would benefit the step by step (0+ / 0-)

      type thinkers because continuing to try to show them the big picture doesn't work.

      I don't think I would care too much for it, but it could be valuable: dialing in and focusing on smaller parts of the big picture and allowing that tuning over the course of the whole image.

      I hope that makes sense, as I think that's where you were going right?

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 05:00:44 PM PST

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    •  Oh, and I don't think you need to focus on the (0+ / 0-)

      children. You need to focus on simple truths.

      That's what people want and need - maxims.  

      What a great idea for an App. Call it the Democracy Dashboard.

      Wrap it up with a national "shop local" database and make it happen.

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 05:04:29 PM PST

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