“In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that — one that abolishes the property tax entirely” - New York Times, 6/12/12
The above video link is one that connects to the live stream of the Personal Democracy Forum 2012 in New York City. The two-day event is described as “the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics and government” where “hundreds of individuals interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society will gather.”
Yesterday was the first day of the event and some of the discussion was pretty fascinating; from Alexis Ohanian’s talk on the need for “heroes” to stand up for the rights of the Internet as was seen with SOPA to Jaron Lanier’s proposition that the middle class may suffer from the proliferation of networks that don’t take into account “micropayments” to the Sunlight Foundation introducing a pair of new tools — Scout and Call on Congress — to stay in touch with what is going on in Congress.
So listen in if you get a chance.
And here is an archive from some of the first day’s sessions.