As the rage machine keeps firing itself up with old stereotypes and burning new scarecrows, here's a pause for the cause.
The pundits talk about Open Source as a new model for bottom up development of government. It's a bad idea because a) government is top-down by definition even if local and b) government didn't fail, the law did.
Some say we had too many regulations. Some say we didn't have enough. I say it is bad regulations and ineffective proof.
What if to write a new regulation two law makers were required to sit side by side and as one wrote the proposed regulation the other wrote the test that would fail if the regulation failed?
What about pair programming and test-driven design for regulatory law?