Author advocates more power to the people.
Voter apathy, frustration and disillusionment result when our existing government seems unable to solve important, urgent issues with appropriate legislation. Since voters vote for candidates and not issues, the candidates may win but the issues remain unresolved. Candidates respond to influential supporters who often control their reelection so do not often reflect the will of the majority. Popular voters on every issue even in this day of instant communications are probably not practical. So how can we give more power to the people without converting to a pure Democracy? This book describes and recommends 6 ways that our government could be modified that would give more power to the people without tearing down the whole magnificent structure that we all love. The emphasis, however, in this book is not to dwell on the authors suggestions but to stimulate discussion and encourage others to come up with their own solutions.
Richard Moog is basically an engineer, inventor, Mr. Fixit, System Analyst who excels at fixing things that are not working. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology (1946) who became an instructor there in 1948. He was a U.S. Naval officer during WWII and a Flight Test Engineer at Edwards Air Force Base during the early rocker/missile development years. Later he became a System Dynamics Engineer with Lockheed Martin and worked with the NASA team that accomplished the first successful landing on the Planet Mars in 1976. After that he worked with NASA again to develop a system to recover and reuse the Solid Rocket Boosters used by Space Shuttle.