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Team America -- Freedom Isn't Free (NSFW)

It’s sometimes hard to get across the idea of public services as being a type of public good, but “freedom” may be a simple enough concept for students. 45 more words


Jordan says feeding, housing Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion


© AFP/File | Prefabricated metal homes stretch into the distance at the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan

AMMAN (AFP)¬†–¬†Authorities in Jordan on Tuesday estimated at more than $10 billion the cost of hosting thousands of refugees displaced from neighbouring Syria since the civil war broke out there in 2011.The UN says that some 650,000 Syrian refugees are currently being housed in Jordan, but the government puts the figure far higher at around 1.3 million people. 243 more words

Should the Rich be Taxed More?

This paper adds to the debate about taxation and lends substantial weight to the view that the rich should be taxed more. As Larry Elliott concludes in the Guardian… 283 more words


Reflections on the (first) Digital Flu Clinic

So, yesterday was the Digital Flu clinic at Seascale Health Centre, in West Cumbria. 392 people came through the centre during the day to get their annual flu jabs. 433 more words

Digital Inclusion

Digital Flu Clinic

This Saturday (7th October) I will be undertaking what I think is another first, a Digital Flu Clinic. What’s that, I hear you ask?

Well, I’ll be working with… 209 more words

Digital Inclusion

Wake up officer!

A scene from a random municipal office somewhere in southern Finland. One lonely planning officer sits behind her table. She has a computer and a cup of cold coffee in front of her. 615 more words

Design Thinking

How to collaborate with local government - lessons from LARIA

Jasmin Fox-Skelly is a freelance science writer based in Cardiff. She writes for publications such as New Scientist, BBC Earth and Sky at Night… 849 more words

Politics And Governance