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The Big Society explained

April 22, 2014

Big Society’ or ‘Poor Out of Work and Got Nothing Better To Do Now But Volunteer Society’? We got way toooo fat in the last boooom and have been on the cross trainer ever since the crash There’s no harm in community nor government getting out our way, letting us live more effieciently but as […]

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Government as a Platform

January 8, 2014

What “government as a platform” might look like in practice therefore, is a government opening itself up (from a data, policy and function perspective) and letting entrepreneurs build apps (real or virtual) to help facilitate the various functions of government in a more effective / efficient way. Source

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Bio Rhythm: A Comprehensive Look at Worldwide Innovation

November 7, 2013

Biotechnology is constantly changing. The release of a new patent, an adjustment to a government policy, or a private financial boost can catapult an obscure firm into the worldwide arena that pushes science forward. below is a look at the current state of monetary investments and the innovation they stimulate around the globe. Source

The Social Election Experiment

The Social Election Experiment

August 31, 2013

Do Facebook Likes = Real World Votes? People love predicting who is going to win an election. Sometimes it’s the scientific approach of public opinion polling or friends and neighbors coming together to express their views in a local pizza poll. During the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, the teams at Optimum PR and Dare Labs […]

Health Care For Your HEART

Health Care For Your HEART

June 7, 2013

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A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis: Part 2

A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis: Part 2

May 8, 2013

The Financial crisis and meltdown of our banking system is complex, convoluted, and it all seems (according to politicians) to be everyone else’s fault. Is there anything that we clearly do know about this catastrophic collapse? Source

The Not-so-governmental Guide to the Unemployment Rate

The Not-so-governmental Guide to the Unemployment Rate

April 26, 2013

Pretty much all of our unemployment statistics come from the government. How are these stats drawn and do they give a clear, honest representation of the current labor market? The answers may make you say, “zoinks.” Source

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Why It’s Time to Fight the Chamber of Commerce

March 29, 2013

According to this infographic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spends hundreds of millions of dollars to sway opinion on climate change. In the 2010 mid-term elections, 94% of the funds they spent went toward candidates who deny that climate change is happening. Big and small businesses alike can choose to split with the U.S. Chamber […]

Household Game Changers

Household Game Changers

March 27, 2013

Everyday household items can save lives in developing countries. Source

Government Size Worldwide

Government Size Worldwide

March 26, 2013

The Big Government versus Small Government debate has raged for centuries. This map shows the relative sizes of the world’s governments by calculating public spending as a portion of a nation’s GDP. Source

A Taste of Republican Governance

A Taste of Republican Governance

March 23, 2013

Governor job approval rating vs. percent of vote won in 2012 battleground states with GOP Governors and Legislatures.

Converting Low Activity Post Offices

Converting Low Activity Post Offices

March 21, 2013

Converting low activity US post offices into village postal services. Source