posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 01:15 PM
I have an idea. It is an idea that has so many legal and moral implications that it would probably never fly... but sometimes when I think of the
obvious lobbying of large corporations and the (almost accepted) fact that a majority of politicians are bought and paid for, this may have a
Wikipedia - Crowdsourcing
Wikipedia - Lobbying
The difference between crowdsourcing and ordinary outsourcing is that a task or problem is outsourced to an undefined public rather than a
specific body, such as paid employees.
Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government, most often legislators or members of
My concept is to develop a website where people can submit new laws or amendments to existing laws. Anyone who agrees can donate any sum of money into
the pool for that one suggestion. Those funds would be held in trust until a politician decides to take up that task. A percentage of the money would
be released to the politician to fund the time and effort that is put into drafting such laws and gathering support to pass them. If/when the law is
passed, the remaining money would then be released... with a little something for website/company left behind - we do live in a capitalist society
Sounds a little extreme but in essence, isn't this what large corporations do every day? If the people want to take control of the government back,
then why can't we play by their rules? Individually we can't compete with corporations, but together we can.
Disclaimer: If anyone who reads this is crazy enough to take on such a task, keep in mind it is my idea and I'll expect royalty checks each month.