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:
- Computerized government records.
- Utility company billing as a civic notification process.
- Expanded public access television.
- Strengthened access to courts to prevent corporate and government abuse.
- Protection for whistleblowers.
- Shareholder protections against corporate greed.
- Strengthening school curriculum in civic participation.
- Collective intelligence
- Concordance system
- Consensus decision making
- Consensus democracy
- Deliberative democracy
- Direct democracy
- Knowledge management
- Public domain