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The First Knowledge Economy State

March 26, 2019

The First Knowledge Economy State

One of my favorite lessons learned about U.S. democracy is the concept of states as methods of experimentation. We see it to a reasonable extent in the United States with different state’s approach to issues such as abortion, LGBTQ rights, education, and redistributive social programs. What we don’t see is any significant variation in structural […]

February 26, 2019

Building a Cooperation Nation

American culture is one that defines freedom as autonomy.  That is to say, the sovereignty to be self-governed and to self determine one’s path throughout life.   This central tenet of American ideology has been reinforced through our social, political, and economic arrangements solidifying the dogma of competition as the best method towards progress for centuries. […]

September 11, 2018

Solving the Democratic Dictator Dilemma

Over the last two years of working on the OurSociety Experiment, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of people who were involved with governance, activism, and candidacies in the state of New Jersey. It has been an enlightening experience in many ways, and I have observed some common perceptions that make for great […]

May 5, 2018

Rethinking Educational Priorities for the Information Age

The cornerstone of any prosperous and successful democracy is its educational institutions. As technology continues its trend of exponential growth in processing power in relation to cost and size we see trends of integration in all aspects of youth life that becomes more ingrained every passing year. Yet paradoxically much of our education still focuses […]