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Who Will Fill the Policy Advocacy Gap Left by the Bitcoin Foundation?

By Hal M. Bundrick

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — As the Bitcoin Foundation pivots to redefine its primary purpose, at least two organizations are hoping to take a greater role in the areas being abandoned by the Foundation: public policy, education and outreach. 264 more words

Bitcoin Foundation

Why Big Companies Spend So Much Money On Washington: It Works Even Better Than You Think

That money talks in Washington is conventional wisdom for a reason. Corporations, industries, and a handful of extraordinarily wealthy individuals spend big bucks on campaigns and on lobbying not for fun, but because they expect to get something back in return. 791 more words

How Big Government Sabotages Poor People and Enriches Well-Connected Fat Cats

I don’t like coerced redistribution. When the government uses the threat of force to take from Person A to give to Person B, it simultaneously… 1,587 more words

Big Government

EVENT - Election Fever: how can think tanks make the most of the UK General Election

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 from 16:00 to 17:30 (GMT)
Centre For Cities, 59-65 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PQ

With just 6 months until polling day, the next election looms large on the horizon. 146 more words

Events

ME Commission Seeks Additional Funding to Improve Disclosure Efforts, IT

Maine Sun Journal: “The request, included in a list of changes to Maine statute proposed by Maine Ethics Commission Executive Director Jonathan Wayne, would divert the entirety of state revenue from lobbyist registration fees to the commission. 86 more words

MO AG Limits Contributions from Interested Party, Bans From Employees in Response to Criticism

St.LouisPublicRadio:

  • “No donations from individuals or entities involved in cases “currently pending” before the attorney general’s office, or that “have been been resolved in the past 90 days.”
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