[NetBehaviour] Open Government Brainstorm Defies Wisdom of Crowds (USA).

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Jun 4 11:03:36 CEST 2009

Open Government Brainstorm Defies Wisdom of Crowds.

"In May, the White House launched what it called an 'unprecedented
online process for public engagement in policymaking.'
(http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/blog/) Brainstorming was conducted in an
effort to identify ways to 'strengthen our democracy and promote
efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent,
participatory, and collaborative.' So, what were some of the top
Currently near the top of the list are Legalize Marijuana And Solve Many
Tax Issues / Prison Issues (#2) and Remove Marijuana from Schedule I of
the Controlled Substances Act
(http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3191-4049)(#3). For those who
remember Obama's earlier Online Town Hall
(http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10205063-38.html), it's deja vu all
over again." Theo - Slashdot.org

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