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They are written as 10 pleas intended to avert a trend of corporatism in government, plutocratic influence, banal sloganistic elections, power singularities and a popular sense of political futility in political dialogue.
The list calls for:
- More governmental transparency and civic communication for social consensus.
- More public control over civic assets such as public lands, airwaves and pension funds.
- Strengthened protections from big government and big corporations.
- Democratic protections against nullification of voter powers by:
- Bold options for "None of the above".
- 12 year maximum term limits.
- Improved voter registration and ballot access.
- Public financing of elections.
- Binding referendum, initiative and recall powers for state voters and non-binding national referendums.
- Checks on presidential and congressional pay raises.
- Improved taxpayer oversight of public expenditure.
- Improving the civic information infrastructure through:
- Strengthened access to courts to prevent corporate and government abuse.
- Protection for whistleblowers.
- Shareholder protections against corporate greed.
- Strengthening school curriculum in civic participation.