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    • Matt Walkington
      commented 2016-12-02 15:45:23 +1300
      Some form of the ideas presented in this video must be TOP policy, in my opinion.

      If the policy is shaped well, it can probably appeal to the left and the free-market right of the political spectrum.

      In this way, it can have the same appeal as the the UBI + tax reforms.

      And it can be part of a package to combat inequality.

      Think about it. Wouldn’t you prefer to work in a democratic worker-owned business, rather than as a wage-slave?
    • Matt Walkington
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-02 13:30:45 +1300
    • Matt Walkington
      commented 2016-12-02 13:28:34 +1300
      As Noam Chomsky says (though in different words): if you’ve got something worthwhile to say, you don’t need worry about being articulate and you certainly don’t need to worry about trying to persuade. Be wary of slick speakers who are persuasive.

      I remind myself about this point when, for example, listening to Barack Obama, who’s a fantastically convincing and persuasive speaker.
    • Stathi Triadis
      commented 2016-12-02 08:40:21 +1300
      Apologies all, to get a flavour of what I mean please see my other suggestion: http://www.top.org.nz/stathi/democratic_worker_cooperatives

      However I really don’t want this to discourage anyone watching the video. I am not very articulate; I’m not a politician. Let the video do the persuasion.
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-12-02 08:29:55 +1300
      It is very likely that the electorate will view an hours intro for a single policy as an arrogance and an abuse of their time. They will expect us to be able to outline any policy meaningfully in 150 words or less. That’s our job as a party. Your job as the sponsor for the idea is to be able to summarise it. We don’t mind if it’s a bit longer but it needs to happen if you want us to take it seriously. The problem with an hour video is that viewers may draw their own conclusions. With a short summary it will outline what the substantive and important part of the policy is.
    • Stathi Triadis
      commented 2016-12-02 07:22:46 +1300
      Good ideas sometimes need more than a soundbite to describe.
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-12-02 07:08:43 +1300
      If the policy needs an hour to introduce it, then it’s a dead duck! Is there a synopsis?
    • Lawrence Upson
      commented 2016-12-02 05:33:39 +1300
      Thanks for the post, in fact I WILL give it an hour because I am interested. But these guys have a point, good information is only productive if presented well. Perhaps some background next time? Also, on some level we need to take aggressive baby steps here. This jaded nation of ours isn’t ready for a full-on progressive revolution (as much as some of us would like it to be!).
    • Lawrence Upson
      tagged this with low priority 2016-12-02 05:33:39 +1300
    • Lawrence Upson
      tagged this with interesting 2016-12-02 05:33:39 +1300
    • duncan cairncross
      commented 2016-12-01 23:00:31 +1300
      I’m with Tim
      If you can’t be bothered writing it down it can’t be important
    • duncan cairncross
      tagged this with dislike 2016-12-01 23:00:31 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-12-01 22:36:50 +1300
      An hour??? You have to be joking. Give us the synopsis
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with dislike 2016-12-01 22:36:49 +1300
    • Stathi Triadis
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-12-01 22:10:35 +1300