The profit motive energizes businesses and industry to innovate with information systems.
Public Good as the profit motive should energize governments and public administrations to innovate with information systems.
It should become possible and commonplace to consider increase in Public Good as Profit.
It’s not about simply “digitizing” or digitally transforming existing public administration policies and workflows as-is. Instead, it’s a potent opportunity to review public administration and organization from the ground up.
At this time, businesses are facing fundamental pressures to re-invent itself as a non-destructive juggernaut. The public realm actually has a chance to lead this turnaround from extractive, unjust practices in the name of profit to economics of care, justice, and sustainability. The power of information systems is waiting to be deployed for this cause.