- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Innovation is the pride and lifeblood of our democracy.
Innovation in technical systems is vital and thriving. Innovation is equally essential in political life, but is lost in the rubble of skeletal debate for voter loyalties.
Our nation sorely needs ways to develop ideas in the public forum.
The forum today treats an idea as a political hoax from the disloyal. So they all get axed, lest any idea should spread. The prevalent contempt for ideas shuts out your own fondest idea as surely as it stops all others.
Political innovation molders in the mission of talk wars.
Nothing needs fresh ideas more than the problems that last far longer than reelection cycles. The regulatory process is large among them.
A quip for our time says: “People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.” It brings a good laugh and tells a truth, but does not fix the forum.
As the forum grows ruder, people of different views seek innovative venues that let ideas mingle and grow.
Three examples explain the dynamics.
An early example is TED, which began in 1984. Its watchword is, “Ideas Worth Spreading.” -- TED Google
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.