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Responsible Democracy and the Future

Posted on February 15, 2018
The Democratic Republic established in the United States was a revolutionary concept of what the human experience could be at the present state in time. A nation comprised of smaller sub-nations (states) each acting as a laboratory of experimentation for different ways of being in accordance with the desires and needs of their constituents. Elected representatives would meet together to work on policies, programs, and legislation that would help to further the interests of the
U.S. Politics are systemically flawed due to the amount of capital needed to run for public office.   The first OurSociety experiment is a free platform for candidates running for office that empowers individuals from all economic classes to have a voice. While other campaign platforms exist, they are private, for-profit firms that focus on helping candidates raise funding.  At OurSociety we believe that there is a better way.  A not-for-profit campaign platform that is focused
All of our social systems of being such as our democracy, the market economy, our views on the relation of property and contract, and the relationships between finance and the means of production should be viewed from the same lens that would we would any other technology.   In this article, I will present the argument that we have allowed our Social Technology of democracy to become outdated. If we as a collective were to

Reimagining Local Governments

Posted on November 4, 2017
TL:DR: This is long-form content detailing OurSociety's vision for the future and the challenges we are working to overcome. If you prefer short form we will be breaking this information down into smaller sections in future content. OurSociety’s purpose is to create a more transparent, collaborative, engaging democratic process that empowers grassroots leadership. We’re accomplishing our purpose through the development of a platform that enables a consistent experience for obtaining information on and engaging with

Local government in New Jersey

Posted on October 26, 2017
Contributed to OurSociety by Donna Russo Local government in New Jersey is composed of counties and municipalities. These counties together contain 565 municipalities, or administrative entities composed of clearly defined territory; 250 boroughs, 52 cities, 15 towns, 244 townships, and 4 villages. With five types and twelve forms of local government (plus several non-standard forms in municipalities with special charters), some areas of New Jersey are administered significantly differently from other states. To make matters