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From governments modernizing their use of technology to creating innovative policies to manage our lives—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of governance.

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https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/04/02/covid-19-and-americas-political-system
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How will a decentralised country that spans a continent fight what is now the world’s largest outbreak?
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https://money.cnn.com/2017/01/22/media/alternative-facts-donald-trump/index.html
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Kellyanne Conway's use of a strange phrase, "alternative facts," was reflective of something real -- a new administration which feels, on day three, that it is already under siege from unfair reporters.
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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/04/04/emerging-market-lockdowns-match-rich-world-ones-the-handouts-do-not
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Few emerging-economy governments can afford a generous fiscal response
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http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/upload/pdf/TUIYC_2012_FINAL.pdf
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https://medium.com/cxo-magazine/cyber-apprenticeships-old-solution-to-a-new-problem-3e22ee812dee
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This article is part of a special CXO Report on the cybersecurity talent pipeline. Read the entire report. Masterclock hardly looks like a company that works with NASA. Tucked away in a suburb of…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY4GbgJWuXQ
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Less than a week after President Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement, at least ten state governors and the mayors of more than 200 American cities had re...
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-23/we-should-fear-robots-says-imf/9786460?section=business
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The IMF has looked at a number of different scenarios on workers with the rise of the machines and all of them lead to falling wages for workers and rising inequality.
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https://medium.com/basic-income/the-cost-of-universal-basic-income-is-the-net-transfer-amount-not-the-gross-price-tag-acb8aa5eab73
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Imagine a group of 5 people. They have an income distribution of $10, $20, $30, $50, and $100. Someone gets the BIG idea of everyone putting 40% of their money into a hat, and dividing the result…
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https://theintercept.com/2016/08/04/microsoft-pitches-technology-that-can-read-facial-expressions-at-political-rallies/
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At the political conventions, Microsoft was marketing new technology that was reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/dutertes-policies-earn-vote-confidence-philippine-elections
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With his allies in the legislature scoring big in midterm elections, the Philippine leader is well placed to continue beating a path to Beijing's door.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/farm-bill-legalizes-hemp-boom-marijuana-cbd-industry-2018-12?r=US&amp%3BIR=T
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The newly-signed US Farm Bill legalizes hemp, a plant almost identical to marijuana and a prime source of the highly touted wellness ingredient CBD.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/us/golden-state-killer-dna.html
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The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’s genetic privacy.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8WAIFatAqw
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Is Chinese-style surveillance becoming normalized? A Times investigation found the Chinese surveillance state is spreading past its borders.Read our full inv...
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http://priceofoil.org/2020/07/15/g20-governments-have-committed-usd-151-billion-to-fossil-fuels-in-covid-19-recovery-packages/
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Data made public today on the Energy Policy Tracker, a new website tracking climate- and energy-related recovery policies, shows a total commitment of at least USD 151 billion from G20 governments in support of fossil fuels.
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https://qz.com/africa/1447015/china-is-helping-african-countries-control-the-internet/
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Beijing has trained African officials on its sprawling system of censorship and surveillance.
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http://mediashift.org/2015/08/the-end-of-privacy-podcast-episode-1-when-governments-spy-on-journalists/
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This week, Abraham Hyatt launched The End of Privacy, a five-part podcast series on the intersection of journalism and privacy issues. We will be cross-posting the podcasts here on MediaShift. Stay tuned.
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https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/490458-poll-57-of-voters-say-us-political-system-works-only-for
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A majority of voters believe the U.S. political system only works for insiders with money and power, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.
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https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/19/fake-news-only-beginning-fcc-votes-let-monopolies-decide-what-local-news-you-see
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What would happen if the politician you love to hate were indicted, but your local news didn’t report it? No newspaper stories, no TV news, no radio news on the hour, nothing.Couldn’t happen? Think again.The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission voted on Nov. 16 to allow just one corporation to own the local newspaper plus nearly every commercial TV station
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https://www.rappler.com/nation/barangay-sk-elections-moved-december-2022
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The law postponing the polls – and giving barangay officials 5 years in power instead of two – is signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in a Malacañang ceremony
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http://www.afsa.org/deconstructing-dissent
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At heart, dissent is about integrity, speaking up on issues that matter, regardless of whether or not we think we can actually change anything.
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https://medium.com/@RickWebb/the-economics-of-star-trek-29bab88d50
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Hello! In honor of this essay’s five year anniversary, I am offering it in expanded book form, featuring new essays on AI, basic income, blockchain, Star Trek Discovery and much more. The new book…