Our society today has strived to become familiar with our present tax system, but some just cannot come to terms with it. The current tax code is unfair to those who are single, work for under $50, 000 dollars per year, or have large families. The high tax percentages and low exemptions make it difficult for the average worker to prosper and get ahead in today’s world. The tax system also discourages citizens from saving and investing their earnings, ultimately pulling down the American economy. Over the past few years numerous proposals for a flat tax rate have surfaced and been reviewed.
The foundation of direct democracy is in self-government. The claim is that the presence of the Internet will increase citizens’ involvement in political issues by allowing them access to more information. This is significant because it takes a look at the impact of technology on society and politics, as well by looking at politics from the average persons’ perspective. It is my position, however that although the Internet will make citizens more informed this would actually work to deter people from participating in politics. Through the greater establishment of community and trust among citizens will we find the desire to participate in government and politics.
35th ed. Alexandria: Close Up, 2011. 168-81. Print. Lagon, Mark P. Promoting Democracy: The Whys and Hows for the United States and the International Community.
Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Prior, D. (1995), 'Citizen's Charters', in Stewart, J.D. and Stoker, G. Eds., Local Government in the 1990s, Basingstoke: Macmillan.
Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of the 21st Century. New Society Publishers, Stoney Creek, CT, 1998 Hawken, Paul. The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability. New York: Harper Collins, 1993 Hawken, Paul and L. Hunter and Amory Lovins. Natural Capitalism.
Electronic Democracy Today, people go online and instantly communicate with others all over the world. Given this technology, is it possible to revolutionize our current political process and enable online users to cultivate their own political group to affect change? Jon Katz article, The Netizen: Birth of a Digital Nation suggests that young, educated, affluent people make up the new Digital Nation who can and should build a more civil society utilizing online computer technology. On assignment for HotWireds The Netizen Katz was supposed to write about how the media was affected by the Web during the Presidential election of 1996. However, Katz found early on that the Web was not an influence in 1996 politics.
"The role of online activism is to increase public awareness of what is being done, or needs to be done, in the real world. "(Current Controversies). Two examples of Internet activism could be interactive technology, and signing an online petition. Even though people believe that internet activism is allowing people to be lazy calling it slacktivism which gives people the feeling that they have accomplished something and are making a difference in when it comes to politics. The internet can be used for political purposes and activism gives people the motivation to stand up for the causes they believe in.
They have access to my information because I regularly log onto the York web site on my student account. If I look at the far right corner of my Facebook feed at the moment, there are adverts ranging from Indigo, KISS 92.5, and Sports Chek; information based on sponsorship, viewership, location ... ... middle of paper ... ...dered invisible to the public domain. A democracy requires seeing things from another person’s point of view, but instead we are more enclosed in our own bubbles (5). The 21st century gave birth to a fast-paced economy where consumers want everything to be clear-cut and simple. Is knowledge of the filter bubble going to stop me from using the Internet for social networking, education, or entertainment?