Our Approach to Political Issues
We are developing a platform of proposed solutions to specific political issues. Our approach to each issue involves finding “win-win-win” solutions that integrate the values of all three major American worldviews: progressive, modern, and traditional. This win-win-win political strategy is derived from the business practice of stakeholder integration, which has proven to be highly effective at building agreement and increasing the “size of the pie.” Our evolving issue platform currently consists of the 15 political issues listed on the right, which are in various states of completion.
Our Strategy for Building Consensus
Our strategy for advancing this platform of issue positions entails “starting a conversation” on each issue within the nascent post-progressive political movement. Once a rough consensus is reached among a critical mass of postprogressives on a given issue, that issue’s recommended solutions will be proposed to the larger general public through our media channels.
Our Theory of Change
Culture and consciousness coevolve when people expand the scope of what they are able to value. Post-progressivism is accordingly working to evolve American culture by integrating values from across the political spectrum. As cultural evolution proceeds, the political viability of inclusive compromises (like the win-win-win solutions presented here), as well as more visionary solutions, will become increasingly possible. Given America’s currently gridlocked political condition, however, these proposals are being kept within the realm of “reasonably feasible to achieve.”
Healthcare Reform in the U.S. is the first draft issue position we are posting for comment. Additional issues will be posted in the time ahead.
Thank you for considering our evolving platform of political issue proposals.
Healthcare Wins Sought for Each Major Worldview
- Provision of universal coverage would ensure that every American has access to healthcare, and no one is left behind.
- Costs for the poor and marginalized would be reduced.
- The increased use of market mechanisms would be employed to control costs and increase personal responsibility.
- By keeping the healthcare system connected to the private sector, business incentives for innovation would be preserved. A combination of public and private funding would avoid the bureaucratic downsides of an entirely government run system.
- Incentives for self-reliance and personal responsibility would help prevent abuse of the system.
- Rural communities would receive better healthcare.
- Attempts to create socialized medicine would be defeated.