Friday, 4 June 2010

Formulating the Problem

"The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution...." So said Albert Einstein.

Could it be that Interactive Democracy would benefit from a "Problem Page": somewhere people could register their complaints about government or society, without having to come up with a solution. Perhaps it would also have a vote facility, to provide an indication of the numbers of people sharing that point of view, and each problem may initiate a thread to enable others to re-frame it. The site may also enable suggestions as to how to solve the problem, which in turn could be voted on and would feed into the ID process for generating reform.


Race Equality Secret Service said...


BNP (Black National Party)

The BNP (Black National Party) has been created to expedite the work of the Race Equality Secret Service (RESS).

The BNP (Black National Party) gets stronger as "STORMFRONT" gets weaker.

Denny said...

This was one of the things I suggested as part of my manifesto in the general election (I was an independent candidate at the time, but have since founded a UK branch of the Demoex direct democracy political party).

There are some sites around that are trialling this concept already:

Also of interest, hopefully: was my campaign site for the election. is the Demoex site. said...

Another excellent TED talk

Completely different topic, but absolutely the same principle!