Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems

Welcome to Simpol's NZ campaign!

What Simpol is, and how it works:

The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign invites citizens in New Zealand, and citizens around the world, to use our votes in a powerful new way to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Simpol offers a way to solve today’s global problems; problems individual national governments cannot resolve by acting alone.

That’s because these problems transcend national boundaries, and because competition between governments to attract investment and jobs means that any government acting alone to solve them could effectively make its country economically uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse.

Simpol aims to break the vicious circle governments find themselves in by encouraging people around the world to use their votes in a completely new way to oblige politicians and governments to cooperate globally in implementing appropriate policies simultaneously for the good of all.

Only by implementing policies simultaneously can our problems be resolved in a way that no nation, corporation, or citizen loses out. If all nations act together, everybody wins.

Simultaneous implementation would ensure that no country became uncompetitive as a result of pursuing policies that were right for the planet and which embodied people's higher aspirations. But politicians will not act together globally unless we make them!

So, please act now by signing up as a Simpol Supporter
which costs you nothing.

By supporting Simpol you are telling politicians that you’ll be voting in future national elections for ANY candidate, within reason, who has signed the Pledge to implement Simpol’s range of policies alongside other governments. Or, if you have a party preference, your support signifies that you want your preferred party to make that Pledge.

In that way, you still retain the ultimate right to vote as you please. But you are also clearly indicating to politicians that you’ll be giving strong preference to those who have signed the Pledge, to the exclusion of those who haven’t. With many parliamentary seats, and even entire national elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small number of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge. This is the simple mechanism supporters use to advance their cause.

Simpol's approach is peaceful, open, democratic, and it's free. By supporting Simpol, you gain the opportunity to

  • contribute, if you wish, to the formulation of specific policies to solve global problems, and
  • you join with others to use your vote in a new and effective way to drive the politicians of all parties and countries to implement those policies.

By supporting Simpol, you make yourself a part of the global political solution!

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Simpol in a nutshell: John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin

"The Political Prisoner's Dilemma"

Simpol-NZ latest news...

When will we finally take globalization seriously?

First Brexit, now Trump. It's happening because, as Simpol's founder John Bunzl explains in this new HuffPost article, we are still not taking globalisation seriously. But can the more protectionist world offered by populist politicians be a real alternative?

New book: The Simpol Solution

John Bunzl and Nick Duffell's new book, The Simpol Solution, is due out January 2017.

The book explains why our efforts to deal with global problems are failing, and proposes new ways of thinking to help us tackle them. Blending politics and psychology, it shows us why we must all come to terms with the crippling effect of global competition and how through new thinking and simultaneous cooperative action we can overcome the problems we face today and tomorrow.

“It’s ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try.” - Noam Chomsky

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Simpol on Conscious Bridge Radio

Simpol's John Bunzl is interviewed by Mark Gilbert of Conscious Bridge radio. Check out the audio recording now on the U.S. Coffee Party's website here.

Latest on Huff Post: The WEF's Competitiveness Contradiction

The World Economic Forum assumes that the pursuit of "national competitiveness" brings only benefits to nations, but in his latest blog on Huff Post, Simpol's founder John Bunzl highlights the contradiction that lies at the heart of the competitiveness discourse.

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