NNDB: Tracking the entire world Congressman Kurt Schrader : Home Homepage : Latest News from Corporate Watch Home Page List of United States political families Three brothers from one of America's political families: John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, pictured together in July 1960. During its history, the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States and the Americas. Many of these families have moved to national prominence from a state or regional power base. The Kennedys, for example, are particularly associated with Massachusetts; the Long family is identified with Louisiana, the Harrisons and Lees with Virginia, the Roosevelts with New York, the Daleys with Illinois and more specifically Chicago, the Muhlenbergs with Pennsylvania, and the Tafts with Ohio. Alphabetical list See also References External references
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program CFDA Number: 84.033Program Type: Formula GrantsAlso Known As: Formerly known as College Work-Study Program The FWS Program provides funds for part-time employment to help needy students to finance the costs of postsecondary education. Students can receive FWS funds at approximately 3,400 participating postsecondary institutions. Hourly wages must not be less than the federal minimum wage. A participating institution applies each year for FWS funding by submitting a Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) to the U.S. Students may be employed by: the institution itself; a federal, state, or local public agency; a private nonprofit organization; or a private for-profit organization. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the application process for FWS assistance.
The Political Graveyard: Political Families PoliticalGraveyard.com Incomplete List of Political Families Listed below are 868 family groupings Most of these are assembled from all of the links between related politicians. Any two people who are linked are in the same family group. If A is related to B, who is related to C, who is related to D, then all four are in the same group. (Note that links between cousins are included only if they imply at least 1/1024 common ancestry. Family groupings are listed here if they have at least three politician members, linked by blood, marriage, or adoption. The largest family grouping, which I call the Thousand Related Politicians, is further broken down into subsets of more closely related people. These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the state or states of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.
Data.gov Study shows powerful corporations really do control the world's finances (PhysOrg.com) -- For many years conventional wisdom has said that the whole world is controlled by the monied elite, or more recently by the huge multi-national corporations that seem to sometime control the very air we breathe. Now, new research by a team based in ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, has shown that what we’ve suspected all along, is apparently true. The team has uploaded their results onto the preprint server arXiv. Using data obtained (circa 2007) from the Orbis database (a global database containing financial information on public and private companies) the team, in what is being heralded as the first of its kind, analyzed data from over 43,000 corporations, looking at both upstream and downstream connections between them all and found that when graphed, the data represented a bowtie of sorts, with the knot, or core representing just 147 entities who control nearly 40 percent of all of monetary value of transnational corporations (TNCs). Via Sciencenews.org
Open Government Initiative Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public. Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency. National Action Plan for the United States of America These Open Government efforts are now entering a new phase, as we collaborate with other countries in the global Open Government Partnership. Informing Consumers through Smart Disclosure Memorandum: The purpose of this Memorandum is to set out guidance for agencies to inform and facilitate the use of disclosure, specifically "smart disclosure." Commitment to Open Government Status Report The President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government Open Innovation Memo The Open Government Directive PRA Primer Social Media and the PRA Data.Gov Concept of Operations
No Conspiracy Theory -- A Small Group of Companies Have Enormous Power Over the World October 31, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. In October of 2011, New Scientist reported that a scientific study on the global financial system was undertaken by three complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. The mapping of ‘power’ was through the construction of a model showing which companies controlled which other companies through shareholdings. The top 50 companies on the list of the “super-entity” included (as of 2007): In the United States, five banks control half the economy: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs Group collectively held $8.5 trillion in assets at the end of 2011, which equals roughly 56% of the U.S. economy.
The central platform for crowdsourcing US Government challenges, contests, competitions and open innovation prizes | Challenge.gov LittleSis - Profiling the powers that be About OverviewThey Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class. It takes as its focus the boards of some of the most powerful U.S. companies, which share many of the same directors. Some individuals sit on 5, 6 or 7 of the top 1000 companies. Context A few companies control much of the economy and oligopolies exert control in nearly every sector of the economy. Karl Marx once called this ruling class a 'band of hostile brothers.' The Data We do not claim that this data is 100% accurate at all times. Credits This site was made by Josh On with the indispensable assistance of LittleSis.org. Project History 2001 The first version of They Rule was a static set of data gathered from the websites of the top 100 companies. 2004They Rule was updated to include the top 500 US companies, and added the ability to find the connections between any two of these companies.