See http://patriotpoints.blogspot.com/ for more information and a link to the full proposal.
An American investment in infrastructure – schools, broadband, energy-efficient buildings, highways, etc – should include a “national point system” to provide an incentive scheme for people to volunteer and help America grow. To create a new spirit of cooperation will require a bit of a nudge. The demographics of the country illustrate that a large percentage of citizens have grown up with and/or actively play video games. There is a sense of optimism about what Americans can accomplish, but hard work will be required. The establishment of a “Patriot Points” system will provide a way to attract volunteers, encourage cooperation, and track progress in a cost-effective and entertaining way.