Posted 6/15/11 by Common Good
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Common Good's "Ending Government Paralysis" forum, an event held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. In addition to Common Good Chair Philip K. Howard, participants included former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, NPR's Robert Siegel, former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, and Matt Yglesias of the Center for American Progress.
The forum--which served as an impetus for Common Good's Start Over campaign--aimed to expand the debate on government paralysis, looking beyond partisan finger-pointing towards addressing the structural flaws of a mature democracy.
Here is Jonathan Rauch of the National Journal and the Brookings Institution discussing the "public choice problem"--why small, determined groups often win subsidies and concessions at the expense of the general public:
And here is a 9-minute reel of additional highlights from the event:
One year later, the issues discussed at "Ending Government Paralysis" are as important as ever. Help Start Over by taking action now.