This Week's Game

Trillion $ Mint

POLI the AI asks, "Where can we agree?" Congress has granted the right for the US Treasury to mint coins, which is known as seigniorage. Congress still solely decides what is to be spent. The US went off the gold standard in 1971, and since then the US dollar's only backing is the full faith and credit that if the US government owes a debt in dollars it will be paid in dollars. ONE PARROT spends but caps government debt and threatens bond defaults on loan payments to limit the other parrot's spending. THE OTHER PARROT also spends and continues increasing taxes and/or borrowing to pay for the things it feels the US needs. To prevent a world shaking default on US debt, the Treasury could mint $1 Trillion coins, and deposit them at the Fed to buy back debt and prevent the US from losing its status as the world reserve currency. First, CLICK ON A ROLE, then click on YES or NO if you think a majority of each role is for or against, submit to compare with our forecast.

Should Treasury Deposit Trillion Dollar Coins at the Fed?


Let’s get horizontal, Politics 4.0 makes strange bedfellows

Turn your phone and your perspective horizontally
Widen your views, literally and figuratively
Politics is a landscape not a self-portrait
You’ll need both your left and right thumbs
Widen your views — left and right
Let’s knock down some figurative silos
Let’s sit on the 50 yard line, not just one end zone

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What’s up with the Parrots?

Parrots can talk but they don’t really understand what they’re saying. Political Parrots are similar, they get rewarded for squawking the same thing—over and over and over and…

PolicyKeys™ is a role-playing game—we hope Key Players (like you), will like scanning, sorting, and searching through the positive and negative keys. It’s way better to be a wonk than a parrot.

PolicyKeys™ Where Can We Agree® artificial intelligence is based on the following ground truth, “There’s a time to save and a time to spend, there’s a time for freedom and a time for laws, where can we agree?”

Until really learning about a particular topic and making up their own minds, most people have a knee-jerk bias for one of the Political DNA Base pairs, Abundance/Governance AG (National Government and NGOs), Abundance/Commerce AC (Big Tech and New Businesses), Thrift/Governance TG (Local Governments and Consumers), and Thrift/Commerce TC (Established Supply Chains and Jobs). Most people also have a general preference for either change or status quo. Every political parrot has a key they don’t want you find—because it ruins their argument. It’s up to us wonks to snatch away those ACGT keys

Our full gameboard is a double-tall chessboard, you can see it in the POL-ICYMI Last Week’s Answers, 128 roles painstakingly sorted evenly across all four-sides of the table and a spectrum of bias for change to status quo. Every role’s Yes or No vote counts the same. Each set of eight roles are their opposites on the gameboard, a set of rivals. The differences get less easy to spot and the sets a bit more difficult—the deeper you get into each week’s puzzle.

The game’s been designed to be a smoothie of crosswords (short clues), trivia (overall knowledge), role playing (empathy), mystery (solve the role’s motivation), poker (find each role’s tell), chess puzzles (best answers are so cool), jigsaw puzzles (how the roles fit together), and word games (sometimes there's no choice remaining but to guess).

Perhaps PolicyKeys™ will help depolarize your friends, family, town, county, country, and planet. And, maybe, just maybe, you and your crazy relative will find something to agree on. PolicyKeys™ can depolarize politics—with your help.

PolicyKeys™ is based on the upcoming book, Politics 4.0 Where Can We Agree? How Gamification, AI, and the National Idea Leaderboard Can Help You Depolarize America.

Politics 4.0’s Mission

Raise the level of trust in public policy, journalism, economics, and polling.

Politics 4.0’s Vision is to…

Narrate, create, rate, and curate ideas on leaderboards

Politics 4.0’s Values are to…

Be neutral to private and/or public sector solutions

Politics 4.0’s Purpose is to…

Have fun while solving public policy puzzles

Call for collaborators. If you would like to use PolicyKeys™ to further your organizations’ mission, please contact us. We can syndicate the puzzles, license the IP, help depolarize your team, organize national competitions, etc.