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APT Tax APT Tax Is it possible to have a tax system which is simple, efficient, progressive, and revenue neutral? And one that replaces all those taxes listed above? As it turns out, Yes. Capitalizing on financial data processing technology, we can create a tax system for the 21st century that is simple to understand and easy to administer. The concept for this transaction tax was developed by University of Wisconsin Professor of Economics Edgar L. Feige, who refers to the idea as the Automated Payments Transaction Tax.
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Foreign Affairs Why Washington Should Focus on Asia Kurt M. Campbell and Ely Ratner Change your perspective: A worker cleans the windows of a building in Beijing's central business district, April 4, 2007. (Reinhard Krause / Courtesy Reuters) Asia is going to command ever more attention and resources from the United States, thanks to the region’s growing prosperity and influence and the enormous challenges the region poses.
GSm Charter (v1.0) Mission Statement To enhance the ability of people worldwide to collaborate on solving global wicked problems. Vision Humanity faces an emerging mess of global challenges (often called wicked problems) — such as, climate change, poverty, peak oil, population pressure, water shortages, declining biodiversity, and failing food supply — that are the product of patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer make sense. Global Sensemaking - Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wick Global Sensemaking - Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wick
Planungszelle Das Verfahren Planungszelle/Bürgergutachten stellt einen besonders wirksamen Ansatz zur Überwindung der »klassischen« Probleme der Bürger(innen)beteiligung dar: geringe Resonanz, fehlende Informiertheit, Oberflächlichkeit, soziale Selektivität, Dominanz organisationsstarker Interessen, Engagement erst bei Betroffenheit und vielfach zu spät, stark polarisierte und kaum mehr überbrückbare Meinungsunterschiede. Das Verfahren wurde von dem Wuppertaler Soziologieprofessor Peter C. Dienel schon in den siebziger Jahren entwickelt und hat in den letzten Jahren auch international vielfältige Beachtung gefunden. Die Verfahrenselemente Eine Planungszelle ist eine Gruppe von ca. 25 im Zufallsverfahren ausgewählten Bürgerinnen und Bürgern, die für ca. eine Woche von ihren arbeitsalltäglichen Verpflichtungen freigestellt werden, um in Gruppen Lösungsvorschläge für ein vorgegebenes Planungsproblem zu erarbeiten. Die Ergebnisse ihrer Beratungen werden in einem sog. Planungszelle
Robert Schuman Foundation - Think tank on Europe Parlement européen : le palmarès des députés français les plus influents 28/03/2014 En partenariat avec L'Expansion, la Fondation Robert Schuman a établi le classement des 74 élus français les plus actifs et les plus écoutés à Bruxelles. Il ressort de cet article que "les stars des médias" ne sont pas les députés les plus efficaces. Ce sont "des élus nettement moins médiatiques, à l'instar de l'UMP Jean-Paul Gauzès, de la centriste Sylvie Goulard ou encore de la socialiste Pervenche Berès qui font vraiment le travail" souligne l'étude.

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Be passionate. Be courageous. TED: Ideas worth spreading