Fifth Estate Distributed Public Expertise (DPE) Model: How to Jumpstart the American Economy and Create American Jobs
June R. Klein
Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc.; New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Ira P. Klein
Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc.
December 3, 2010
Information, Communications & Society Journal, Forthcoming
Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc. (TMVi) has developed a creative, integrated bi-partisan solution to jumpstart the American economy and create American jobs. To facilitate executing the plan, TMVi has architected and designed a focused collaborative network organization (CNO). The TMVi Tax Law Incentive Proposal™ allows businesses to sell unused tax benefits to other businesses in order to fund capital investments. The availability of this previously untapped private capital will lead to more jobs, demand and production. See Exhibit 1 TMVi TAX LAW INCENTIVE™ Diagram for a high level flow of how the process works. The challenge TMVi faces is to get our unique thinking into government hands to move the legislation forward and provide American jobs again.
Why We Need CNO for DPE Now? On Friday November 5, 2010, President Obama stated in his video blogs and across various websites, TV interviews, news conferences and newspaper articles that he is open to any ideas that would move the American economy forward and create private sector American jobs. This is what is known as ‘The Fifth Estate…' a spectrum of communications that drive social accountability. Yet, left unsaid in President Obama’s speech was the vehicle to get him the information he requested.
In an Oxford Internet Institute (OII) paper2 Director, William Dutton said ‘government's usage of distributed public expertise (DPE) through Collaborative Network Organizations (CNOs) is less common than in the private sector.’ William Dutton’s research also concludes that government needs to harness the reach of the internet to tap the wisdom of distributed public expertise and realize the potential for networking with citizens as advisors.
The combination of an omnipresent need, empirical research and lack of channel to submit the TMVi Tax Law Incentive Proposal, led TMVi to develop and launch a CNO focused on DPE. Through this central location, TMVi identifies citizen experts as well as premiere research. The DPE site highlights integrated pragmatic solutions to jumpstart the American economy and create American jobs. Moreover, the DPE administrators will present the results to the relevant government officials for their review and document the evolutionary path to desired outcomes. See Exhibit 2 for Distributed Public Expertise Site Description.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Fifth Estate, Distributed Public Expertise, Collaborative Network Organization, Tax Law Incentive, Jobs, Economy, June Klein
JEL Classification: K34, H21, H25, F15, E65, E44, D78, D51, D44, D24, A12Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 5, 2010
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