I can’t help but look at the government and feel completely dissatisfied.
There really could be a better way.
As an example, imagine if:
Each street in every town and city had a representative. A community person. Someone who ensured everything in the street was ok. Someone who would act and report things on behalf of the street. There would be some kind of benefit associated with it, not necessarily a salaried position. Perhaps something like getting 100% relief on council tax or local vouchers of some kind.
Or, perhaps there could be something like Kickstarter. Someone could post a project like paint over some local graffiti, clear the snow and grit their street, host a local street party. It could be funded by the government. There would be some money in it for the people that do it. It improves the local community spirit and provides a different way for people to make money.
Or imagine if we could all vote at the click of a mouse button on where money should go. Instead of people who live in different worlds to us to make decisions on our behalf.
Just ideas and probably wishful thinking 🙂