The last five years have seen a rise in the number of exciting tech startups coming out of Silicon Valley. Tech and business enthusiasts speculate about how new startups will change the world and help us create a better society by disrupting established industries and methodologies and replacing them with faster, leaner and smarter ways of doing things. But what is often unseen amidst the startup hype is the revolution in government efficiency. The startup world may be innovating and becoming leaner and smarter, but government is also experiencing a paradigm shift in the ways it tackles social problems. The lean government revolution is making government faster, more efficient and more effective than ever before. This article looks at some of the exciting new innovations in government and how they are going to change the world.
Congress and our president are making use of new tools to improve legislation throughput and legislative efficiency. One method congress has used to achieve this is outsourcing. Instead of spending weeks and months writing complicated legislation, congress has started to outsource this legislation to lobbyists and advisers with specialized knowledge and industry experience. Congress is also spending less time reading legislation, and more time passing it, which is allowing government to get legislation to market faster. The key with legislation is to get it out there as fast as possible so you can get feedback on how effective it is and start passing new bills to patch up the mistakes. Our presidents are also starting to use special tools like the executive order to bypass legislative bureaucracy altogether and quickly pass important bills. By tightening this legislative feedback loop and outsourcing legislation, congress is able to continuously adapt to our changing economy.
Public Private Partnerships
Governments are learning that by working with key corporations they can deliver services faster and more effectively. Congress is now starting to make use of private security companies and mercenaries to improve our national security and national defense. Supplementing our security and defense capabilities allows our government to dynamically scale its efforts domestically and abroad. In addition, our government is now working extensively with health insurance companies to make healthcare more affordable for Americans as part of the Affordable Care Act. By partnering with established and reputable insurance companies, our government is helping many Americans afford health care that would otherwise be far too expensive, raising healthcare standards for Americans across the board.
Governments are now investing heavily in green technologies in order to deliver smart innovative solutions to climate change. Our government has funded some wildly successful green startups over the last five years, many of which will play a vital role in the coming green revolution. Our government is also working closely with established financial institutions to devise sophisticated carbon offset trading schemes that allow businesses to compensate for their damage to the environment.
The Future for Government Innovation
At the rate at which government innovation is advancing, some economists believe that we are rapidly approaching an economic singularity in which economic prosperity grows at an unprecedented rate, dwarfing former economic advancements and launching us into a new golden age of wealth and abundance. Government innovation is transforming the planet for millions of citizens, and progressives are thrilled to see their dreams of a prosperous and equal society finally becoming a reality.