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[liberationtech] Fixing Broken Government next TUESDAY Jan. 18

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Sat Jan 15 01:59:56 PST 2011

*From:* Stewart Brand <sb at>
*Date:* 12 January 2011 09:52:56 PST

We hire our governments to manage long-term matters such as justice,
education, and infrastructure and to do so with clarity and adroitness.
When repeated attempts at short-term fixes layer up so thickly that
dysfunction becomes the norm, the whole apparatus has to be rethought and
reshaped.  Now would be a good time.

*"Fixing Broken Government" Philip K. Howard, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason
Center*, San Francisco,* 7pm, Tuesday January 18*. The show starts promptly
at 7:30pm.

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   - Members and Ticket holders; if you arrive after 7:25 we may not be able
   to seat you in the theater.

Talks coming up:

Feb 9 (Wed.) - Mary Catherine Bateson, "Live Longer, Think
March 22 (Tue.) - Matt Ridley, "Deep
April 13 (Wed.) - Ian Morris, "Why the West Rules - For Now"
May 4 (Wed.) - Tim Flannery, "Here on
June 7 (Tue.) - Carl Zimmer, "Viral
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                                      --Stewart Brand
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