This Week's Game

Senate Border Deal

Advocates see it as a step towards enhancing border security and modernizing asylum procedures, aiming to streamline immigration processes and bolster enforcement. However, critics argue it falls short in key areas: it's seen as insufficient in securing the border, lacking rigorous measures for more selective entry, and not addressing broader immigration system reforms. This bill also faces scrutiny for combining immigration issues with unrelated international funding, muddying its focus. This controversy underscores the challenging balance between securing borders, ensuring fair immigration practices, and addressing the diverse needs of migrants, residents, the nation's workforce, and our overall productivity and humanity.

Should the House Support the Senate's Almost Border Deal?


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.