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5 for FRI: Preventing Another Baltimore, Low Civic Knowledge, and James Q. Wilson Is Still Correct

This week we highlight pieces looking at public safety and policing in light of the Baltimore riots – one from the perspective of a former mayor, and the other from the current police chief of the NYPD. 841 more words

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5 for Fri: Feds Get Social Media Rules, Civic Participation Is Good for Brain, more...

Stories from this week include a couple research studies – one showing that civic participation may stave off Alzheimer’s, and pension plans may be planning better for (gulp) mortality. 605 more words

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ICYMI: Tips from Nigerian Election, Regaining Trust in Gov't, Obamacare Taxes Coming

In an era of declining trust in government, how do we begin to rebuild it. Some tips from Nigeria and the US in today’s ICYMI. Also, and related, a look at how is government abetting the water crisis in California, and how businesses and non-profits are about to be slammed by the Obamacare taxes. 469 more words

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ICYMI: Right to Work GOOD for Unions, Gov't Efficiency in Idaho, Where Have Wages Gone?

From the weekend: a couple different looks at unions, an interesting democracy experiment in Utah, and  how leadership brings gov’t innovation in Idaho…

Where Have All Our Wages Gone? 541 more words

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ICYMI: More Party in Political Parties, Less Complex in Military Industrial Complex, more...

Stories since Friday: Let’s get more partying back into political parties, how we can get more innovation in local government, seeing innovation in big government (ie, Pentagon), remembering Lee Kuan Yew… 718 more words

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5 for Friday: Public Engagement Comes to Ferguson, Can Tech Build Trust?, Transparency Saves $$

Stories from the week: a couple about trust in government and whether technology or more local control can instill it, putting a dollar value on savings from transparency, and an open data policy for California. 564 more words

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