- Taking Control: Politics in the Information Age
- Provides new public policies that can meet the requirements of the Information Age and the desires of a new national constituency
- The way our government should be re-engineered
Dudley W. Buffa, Ph.D., J.D., writer, college-professor, provides new public policies that can meet the requirements of the Information Age.
A new national constituency Dudley Buffa : Cyberspace and a new breed of voter will determine the fate of national elections by the millennium amidst growing frustration toward both political parties, according to impact of technology on American politics.
Taking Control predicts that nearly half the American workers will be employed gathering, processing, retrieving or analyzing information.
Unaligned with any political party, they are creating a powerful new constituency of voters.
Accustomed to teamwork, empowerment and shared decision-making in the workplace, the new constituency wants less bureaucracy and more choices — a government that offers the same efficiencies as the companies for which they work.
The Information Age knowledge workers wait impatiently for leaders capable of mastering the era they have already entered, while Democrats and Republicans wait for a return of a political clarity that is quickly evaporating with the demise of the Industrial Age.
“Taking Control” insists this emerging majority will become the dominant political force in America for the next 50 years and the first candidate or party who embrace its vision will win its support.
The new technology will lead to abolishment of the income tax, arguing that the use of untraceable electronic transfers will make the tax virtually unenforceable, necessitating an entirely new approach.
The party primary system will be replaced by a System of electronic participation. Candidates will face each other in a single, national primary to decide the two who will run in the general election diminishing the traditional influence of the political parties.
The new technology will change the way we educate by providing a computer based programmed method of instruction tailored to the needs and interests of each individual.
Taking Control laments the state of both Democrats and Republicans and urges the parties to recognize and embrace the, existence of a new body of voters before damage already done is beyond repair.
Buffa’s other key professional credentials include, working with the Court Of Appeals, Director of the National Rural Center, Special assistant to U.S. Senator Philip A. Hart, chairman of the Commission on the Constitutional Convention, administrative assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He taught political science, constitutional law and public policy at State University.
Books by Dudley W. Buffa, Ph.D., J.D.