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== Research continues ==
 
== Research continues ==
   
Early on, [http://www.amazon.com/review/R28KHPSYSQ7O6T Robert D. Steele's Amazon list of problems] and books about them helped me start my investigation. I saw a presentation from him to an Amazon conference of some sort, and he had grand ideas of global intelligence networks and microtransactions.  It interested me enough I looked through his presentation, which were slides packed with information and ideas.  His booklists helped me amass a solid reading base, even if I didn't agree with his analysis.  In looking through his issues I decided there were too many, and there had to be more common elements.  A little later I found another solo effort to piece together the big picture: Anup Shah's www.globalissues.org.  From here I went into everything from the militarism of the United States (Chalmer's Johnson's Sorrows of Empire), to Peter Barnes' Capitalism 3.0, to Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks, to Dee Hock's One from Many, to Lawrence's Lessig's The Future of Ideas.  Somewhere in there I read Dan and Chip Heath's Made to Stick (global issue: getting ideas to stick?).
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Early on, [[Robert Steele|Robert D. Steele's]] [http://www.amazon.com/review/R28KHPSYSQ7O6T Amazon list of problems] and books about them helped me start my investigation. I saw a presentation from him to an Amazon conference of some sort, and he had grand ideas of global intelligence networks and microtransactions.  It interested me enough I looked through his presentation, which were slides packed with information and ideas.  His booklists helped me amass a solid reading base, even if I didn't agree with his analysis.  In looking through his issues I decided there were too many, and there had to be more common elements.  A little later I found another solo effort to piece together the big picture: Anup Shah's www.globalissues.org.  From here I went into everything from the militarism of the United States (Chalmer's Johnson's Sorrows of Empire), to Peter Barnes' Capitalism 3.0, to Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks, to Dee Hock's One from Many, to Lawrence's Lessig's The Future of Ideas.  Somewhere in there I read Dan and Chip Heath's Made to Stick (global issue: getting ideas to stick?).
   
 
Lawrence Lessig's own shift away from "intellectual property" to the issue of corruption, earlier in 2007, was a sign that he realized the hopelessness of legislative reform in the current atmosphere.  However, I felt Lessig's quest would ultimately find similar frustration.  Was corruption more root problem, or symptom?  Power corrupts, so the root problem seemed to be both distribution of power and accountability.  Perhaps he was chasing a bigger picture too, and just didn't realize it yet.
 
Lawrence Lessig's own shift away from "intellectual property" to the issue of corruption, earlier in 2007, was a sign that he realized the hopelessness of legislative reform in the current atmosphere.  However, I felt Lessig's quest would ultimately find similar frustration.  Was corruption more root problem, or symptom?  Power corrupts, so the root problem seemed to be both distribution of power and accountability.  Perhaps he was chasing a bigger picture too, and just didn't realize it yet.

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