Welcome to Shrink The Government, the digital home for The James Madison Project, where we test the hypothesis that citizens, provided with an organizing format, information and tools can be trusted to reclaim their role within the political ecosystem.
A series of blogs and related material setting the Madisonian stage for a six months long experiment in Citizenism, that will focus on the challenges associated with the opioid epidemic and the US healthcare system.
The Medical Case of the Pain Opioid Epidemic and its Components: We will introduce some of the elements for citizen engagement and how they are used in addressing the challenges of the opioid epidemic.
The Path to the Current State: We systematically explore the many factors contributing to and maintaining the opioid epidemic.
The Ecosystem and the Stakeholders: (September 30 to November 30th, 2019) We take a deeper dive into the various stakeholders associated with the epidemic and highlight the potential for citizen action.
The Treatment Plan, Salutogenesis and US 4.0:(November 30th, 2019) We provide a citizen facing framework and treatment plan of sorts to address the many challenges associated with the opioid epidemic and more broadly the body politic.
I am a United States citizen. Now more than ever, I realize that citizenship requires more active engagement in the political process. As a psychiatrist, I hope to contribute a unique voice to the current political conversation.
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Narratives of the Opioid Epidemic
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Path to the Current State
Treatment Plan: Salutogenesis and US 4.0
Between July 4th, 2019 and July 14th, 2019
July 6, 2019: What Would James Madison do? and Why?
July 7, 2019: What Will Civic Engagement Look Like?
July 8, 2019: The Medical Case Presentation
July 9, 2019: Citizenism in Action: Overview and Case Presentation
July 10, 2019: Cancer and the US Political System
July 11, 2019: The Challenge and Opportunity of Digital Technology
July 12, 2019: The Challenge and opportunity of the opioid epidemic
July 13, 2019: The Pain and Opioid Epidemic Medical Case Presentation
July 14, 2019: The Pain Opioid Project