The political dynamics surrounding many pressing social problems naturally lend themselves to an evolutionary analysis. We believe that ICE’s perspective can help illuminate dynamics at work in many of these areas. The thawing of frozen ideological and partisan positions is critical to achieve forward movement on a whole host of seemingly intractable issues—some stuck in stalemate, others lacking fresh perspectives, a few inflamed by the culture wars. Once we have secured adequate funding, we look forward to building future strategic campaigns around the following issues where entrenched attitudes may be ripe for transformation and change.
Potential Future Campaign Issues
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More of this, please: Very smart people, representing the best of the Modern and Progressive worldviews, respectfully debating the nuances of a primary front in the culture war.
Most issues, like gun control, push directly against the values of one worldview or another, but it is interesting to find a stuck issue, like campaign finance reform, that is supported by all three major worldviews:
We’re now on week 7 of my 9-week course on Post-Progressive Politics. I’m pleased to say our 50 person group has gelled nicely—they’re asking tough questions and making great progress. It’s an honor to be with these fine folks every Wednesday night!
Wicked problems are so complex, they can’t be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. Regulating social media is a wicked problem that is begging for a post-progressive solution that can see & balance all the conflicting values involved.