We like how that genuis Albert Einstein put it:
“You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.”
While countries like the US are becoming larger and more complex, democractic systems are becoming less nimble.
The effect is paralyzing collective productivity and promised prosperity: financial, physical and psychological wellbeing.
The FLAWED Thinking
Many people think politicians and experts should solve all problems. Though endless evidence proves they can’t.
Why it DOESN'T Work
Ever fewer people are responsible for solving ever more diverse, distributed and dynamic problems. This structure mostly rewards detached technocrats through money and/or influence.
But such static, top-down methods can’t adequately address myriad fluid, systemic issues.
Policies or projects rarely achieve robust, sustainable outcomes.
This ‘moving target’ complexity calls for ‘multifactorial’ strategies, produced by many more and different interconnected people and perspectives that are preferably not competing for transactional rewards. But are rather inspired by self-interested impetuses. Where shared solutions they are the reward that leads to better, more lasting transformations.
This ‘Constructivist’ model is the paradigm shift WetheP, Inc. was founded on.
WE THE PEOPLE:
On the Right Track
Citizens of all political persuasions—‘We the People’—agree politics and technocracy is a big part of the problem. We even agree ‘we are the one’s we’re waiting for.’ This thinking is gaining momentum, thanks to activists and advocates.
But some tactics threaten to obstruct progress, if not plunge all into chaos. Large majorities of citizens remain apathetic, ignorant or in frank denial. Like critical assets frozen in a bank account, their social capital and capacities go forgotten—and critical potentials to contribute to civic solutions are neglected.
CITIZENS Solving More Problems.
That’s where WetheP (and you!) comes in.
Or, in the words of Alfred Dzur a guru in these things:
“Bringing lay people together is critical to repairing our frayed participatory infrastructure.”
Miillions of people, more complex problems --
being solved by too few people.