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Breaking the DC Logjam with Big Data and “Constitutional Localism”

In this episode of the Bloom in Tech podcast, host David Bloom talks with authors Mike Hais and Morley Winograd about their latest book, “Healing American Democracy: Going Local.”

“Going Local” proposes that young Americans (Millennials and their successor generation, whom they call the “Plurals”) can bypass the partisan gridlock afflicting national politics by putting “Think Globally, Act Locally” to work in a big way.

Hais, Winograd and their co-author, former Michigan state official Doug Ross, propose harnessing those civic-minded younger generations to empower local solutions while protecting Constitutional rights.

Crucial to the makeover of American politics is a smart use of Big Data tools to test proposed solutions and programs. And when a local jurisdiction finds approaches that work, they should be able to share that information widely with other local governments using what the authors call Share and Replicate networks.. Give a listen and let me know what you think.