Undermining Political “Scratch” Effects with Technology (UPSET)

Nelson Morgan

This project leverages technology to significantly reduce the cost of political campaigns via the sharing economy, and thus undercut the impact of money on politics ( http://benefunder.org/causes/84/nelson-morgan). While the technology is important, the resulting structural change is more so; designing an efficient “supply chain” of services between a skilled citizen force and the campaigns (see http://uprisecampaigns.org for the beginnings of a separate spinoff organization to implement these ideas in real campaigns).

More information: https://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/icsi/projects/research-initiatives/upset