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Women in Business Q&A: Christine Townsend, Founder and CEO, MusterPoint

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christine Townsend Christine Townsend is Founder and CEO of MusterPoint, a social media management system that was created after her experiences in t...

The murder of a public servant

Apolitical | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

This week Apolitical is not reporting on anything. Instead, shocked and angered by the killing of British MP Jo Cox, a public servant and our friend, ...

How 1500+ Organizations Are Using Public Information Across Every Sector and Continent

Laura Manley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Laura Manley

Co-Authored by Audrey Ariss, Director of Research and Design, Center for Open Data Enterprise Open data - free, publicly available data - is being le...

Panama Papers Underscore Need for Fair Tax Systems

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The so-called "Panama Papers" scandal reminds us that concealing wealth and avoiding tax payments is neither uncommon nor -- in many cases -- illegal. But the embarrassing leak exposes something else.

SCOTUS Is About to Bring Down a Hammer on Public Sector Unions

Peter Scheer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country.

This is Bad! Attack on Teacher Unions is an Assault on Students, Workers and Democracy

Alan Singer | Posted 01.14.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Unions can sign legal contracts with states and school districts that require all public employees to be union members or they can simply negotiate wage and benefit contracts that only apply to union members. But to establish the worth of working people we may need something as bold as a general strike.

What Will It Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.

The Public-Private Fusion

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

As these examples illustrate, if our laws and policies continue to focus on one or the other sector, the government will continue to use the private sector to run around the limitations imposed on the public sector's activities and powers.

The Recovery That Left Black Women Behind

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 06.06.2015 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

If nothing is done to address this disturbing development, just as Black men's unemployment finally dips into the single digits, Black women may very well eventually pierce the double digit unemployment mark themselves.

Who's Leading? Who's Responsible for Leadership in Government?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Jim Selman

What if we were committed to being unreasonable? What if we stopped blaming the system, or the politicians or the media or our workloads for whatever we consider negative in our current situation?

Women Remain Under-Represented in Public Sector Leadership Across the G20

Uschi Schreiber | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Uschi Schreiber

Unconscious bias, in both men and women, is powerful and pervasive. Leaders need to send a consistent message to achieve greater equality at senior levels.

Dave Jamieson

How SCOTUS Could Cripple Public-Sector Unions On Monday

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Sunday night, the leaders of America's public-sector labor unions will sleep fitfully, if they manage to sleep at all. The source ...

We Need to Promote Public Service in Government

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

A sophisticated, competent government would be a real asset as we face the challenges presented by globalization and the need for environmental sustainability. Too bad we don't have one.

Exploding the Myth That Government Can't Innovate

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Government should not pick winners and losers. Public sector bureaucracy strangles entrepreneurship and innovation. Government can establish broad pol...

Consider the Giraffe, That Improbable Change Agent

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

Can we make the necessary changes, set aside our differences (including the differences in status, influence and power), and still create connective spaces for honest exchanges to take place in order to achieve true change?

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

Why Municipalities Should Look to San Jose, Not Detroit, For a Lesson in Pensions

Teague Paterson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Detroit
Teague Paterson

Judge Steven Rhodes's recent ruling in Detroit led many to believe that it's open season on worker pensions. The national media declared local governments had new legal precedent to start cutting benefits for thousands of public employees. This is exactly the wrong lesson to take away from Detroit.

The NSA Is Scary Good

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Since June 2013, when Edward Snowden released government documents confirming the existence of various data gathering methods used by the National Sec...

Fourteen 2014 New Year's Resolutions for Progressives -- and One for Every Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The coming year will determine whether progressives allow the obstructionist tactics of extremists and their billionaire allies to stop change that benefits the vast majority of ordinary Americans.

Middle East and North Africa: Holding Public and Private Corruption Accountable

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Since December 9th was "International Anti-Corruption Day", global watchdog Transparency International encouraged dialogue over Twitter using the mem...

Problems With Obamacare Don't Prove Private Sector Superiority

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

There are plenty of things not to like about the ACA but many in the media have taken this as an opportunity to push as common conservative platitude -- anything the public sector can do, the private sector can do better.

Conservative Groups Plan Assault On Public Sector

The Guardian | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Conservative groups across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthc...

Conservatives Contribute to Fallacy About Union Power

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Political parties and their corporate sponsors have made unsubstantiated hysteria the new norm in political discourse. Unfortunately, this means that we get groups devoted to a narrative that is not supported by data.

Heathcare.Gov: How Disaster Could Have Been Averted

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

An organization setting out to improve the way it manages business technology initiative such as Healthcare.gov must realize that changing its governance and the organization requires time and attention.

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.