solid intellectual foundation for — and thorough vetting of — some of his more
radical yet important ideas. A few of the reformers in the Assembly have been
discussing the possibility of a bipartisan think-tank to address this need.
When I first heard of this, I was both attracted and repelled:
attracted because it recognizes and tries to
address such a vital problem
repelled because I feel the traditional think
tank is a poor tool for solving that
In response, I wrote up my own
thoughts on what an ideal political policy organization could and should be.
Nominalist that I am, I christened this hypothetical envisioning the California Center for Creative Policy Options,
for which I grabbed the euphonious domain calcenter.org (which doesn’t actually go
anywhere). I even took advantage of Keynote‘s new export capabilities to create a
I’ve provided some copies to
friends in Sacramento, and they seemed interested. We’ll see if anything
P.S. For Star Wars fans, the
acronym CCCPO – i.e., C3PO — was deliberate homage to its intended role as
translator between many different ‘protocols’ and communities.