Dear Boards.ie Politics thread readers,
I am trying to establish the concept of a Single Source of Economic Truth for Ireland and hoping to get www.acttogetherireland.com
off the ground.
Brief summary of what it is about :
The Act Together Ireland / Single Source of Economic Truth for Ireland website is a platform to share information on an idea on how to make a sustainable improvement to the Irish economy and society.
The idea is for a citizen initiated, independent, constitutionally recognised body to develop broadcast and educate on a single simple dashboard of basic irrefutable metrics on the Irish economy for all Irish Citizens to understand and to hold their representatives to account by them.
It works on three simple principles:
1. That to go anywhere you must first understand where you are now.
2. That it’s a good idea to speak the same language to collectively describe & understand something.
3. That to hold someone to account you must measure their performance.
Currently we haven’t defined where we are. We haven’t decided where we want to go and how we are going to get there. Worse still we do not speak the same economic language.
Even if we were all speaking the same language not all citizens have the same understanding of our reality. There is no clear measurements on how well our representatives are performing and how they will perform.
We are a small well educated society if we act together and implement this quickly we will be profoundly better placed to tackle our current problem and leave a legacy of sustainable accountability and a society rooted in clarity and truth.
The Netherlands and the UK are already doing something similar www.rekenkamer.nl
. We need to put something like this in place ASAP.
Act Together Ireland is deliberately simple in scope but should drive some basic accountability and a better collective understanding of reality very quickly.
I would very much welcome any feedback you may have to offer.