DELAND, Fla., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael E. Arth is an author and polymath with professional experience in art, printmaking, photography, film, architecture, building construction, landscape design, urban design, city planning, future studies, and public policy analysis. As a political reformer, he ran for Governor of Florida in 2010.
As a declared Democratic candidate for President of the United States who focuses on humanistic, reality-based solutions to political problems, he wants to end the corrupting and inequitable influence of private campaign financing, as well as replace the polarized two-party system with ranked choice voting and proportional representation. Arth, like George Washington, warns against parties in favor of political solutions that can be worked out rationally.
His books include: Michael E. Arth Introspective 1972-1982 (1983), Democracy and the Common Wealth: Breaking the Stranglehold of the Special Interests (2010), The Labors of Hercules: Modern Solutions to 12 Herculean Problems (forthcoming), and The Time Traveler: An Artist's Quest Through the Past and Future (forthcoming).
His documentary films include: New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism (2008) (link to YouTube), Out of the Woods: Life and Death in Dirty Dave's Homeless Camp (2011), Gov'nor: A Man on a Bicycle, With No Money, Takes on the Fat Cats, Dirty Politics (and His Wife) to Run for Governor of Florida (2011), Midwives (in post-production), The Labors of Hercules: Modern Solutions to 12 Herculean Problems (in production).
Michael has designed, built, or rebuilt over 60 buildings. In 1999, he founded an urban design movement called New Pedestrianism, which is a more pedestrian-oriented version of New Urbanism.
In 2015, Michael established a public policy wiki that creates a platform for the public to formulate practical, non-partisan solutions. As a proof of concept, the site at LOGOSwiki.org will be the portal for issues that range from the local to the international. A global version, UNICEwiki.org, will focus on international policies that could be adopted in a reformed, veto-free United Nations or as an independent body that would help develop international treaties concerning issues of global concern, such as climate change, overpopulation, nuclear disarmament and cybersecurity.
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