The Partisan Divide
Our blogger Josh Grundleger reports about the Bertelsmann Foundation’s fifth annual conference which focuses on economic growth through innovation, global financial governance and the eurozone crisis: “System Upgrade: Time for an Economic Reboot“. “I don’t want to get partisan” stated Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) in his opening remarks during the […]
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Empowering Fijian women through education
Fiji is a developing island nation and the majority of the population live in rural areas of the two main islands. According to a Fiji Bureau of Statistics report in 2009, 31% of the population lived in poverty, most of whom reside in rural Fiji. The situation is worse, with the current recession […]
LETS: building community resilience through local economies
Governance isn’t the only thing that is being taken into the hands of civil society. In Australia, the entire premise of the market system is also being reworked. If the state reneges on its promise to provide basic services, the opposite effect will happen – people will start taking things […]
The American Way and Healthcare
The provision of health insurance has become a controversial issue in American politics. But only two options are publicly discussed—the status quo and a big-government solution. A greater understanding of the proper role of government can help elucidate other viable options, which do not have the downsides of the United States’ current reform law, Obamacare.
New Ideas from the Bertelsmann Foundation: An International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency
At their annual conference, Bertelsmann Foundation discusses a new idea for an international non-profit credit rating agency (INCRA), which will change both the governance and models of credit rating agencies.