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Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

Jason Linkins

Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

At some point in the recent past, you may have heard that the federal government launched this health insurance exchange website called Healthcare.gov...

Jason Linkins

How The United Kingdom's Healthcare Website Fiasco Inspired A Digital Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major government overhaul of a health care system collides with a massive IT project, ending in a glitchpocalypse that needs to be ful...

Fixing the gaps and overlaps between federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal leaders know all too well, collaboration among agencies on common missions is a rarity. The government is set up on a program-centric and a...

Urgently Needed: Reform of the Broken American Political System

Frank Vogl | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Frank Vogl

The evident concerns about our political system, from the rising roles of cash in elections through to Congressional dysfunction, cry for a response. But, politicians, seemingly trapped in the political quagmire are mostly silent.

'Lean In' to Government Reform

Yaron Schwartz | Posted 09.21.2013 | Women
Yaron Schwartz

Individual female action needs to be combined with government reform to reduce the workplace gender gap in the United States.

Common Cause President's Video And Mission

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Bob Edgar, the president and CEO of Common Cause, ...

Hagel: A Secretary of Defense Reforms?

Ben Freeman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Chuck Hagel came out swinging Wednesday in his first major address as Secretary of Defense, putting the bloated Pentagon on notice.

Why I Created the Democracy Fund

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Pierre Omidyar

As a first generation American who came to this country when I was still young, I continue to be inspired by the founding vision of the American republic and believe that through innovation, dialogue, and bipartisan reform we can take steps that will help us realize that vision.

Say This and I'll Vote For You

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Robbie Vorhaus

On the morning of November 7, the day after the election, regardless who wins this race, we will work together to heal our divisions, inspire all Americans to join together, and despite any differences, as our founding fathers wrote, "form a more perfect union."

Requiem for Reform?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.16.2012 | Books
Christopher Holshek

Maddow succeeds in explaining, in a charmingly non-wonkish way, how we got ourselves to our current state of affairs -- the unhealthy distortion of our time-honored yet taken-for-granted civil-military relationship.

Libertarianism, Rightly Conceived

Trevor Burrus | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

At bottom, what ties libertarians together is the notion of a "presumption of liberty" -- that state action needs justification, not human freedom. This idea is far from controversial and, in fact, it is the founding principle of the modern liberal state.

Reforming Chicago's City Government

Keith Koeneman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

The Chicago City Council has tended to suffer from a rather poor reputation. With that in mind, it seems appropriate for Chicagoans to put forth a modest proposal for reforming our city government.

Could Newt Gingrich Work for the Obama Administration?

Larry Ottinger | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Larry Ottinger

Political reform is urgently needed, and it is critical that we get it right. We must restore public trust in government in order to -- as Dr. King said -- "make real the promise of democracy."

Wall Street: From Protest to Politics

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Wall Street protests are heartening -- but also a measure of the utter failure of the usual machinery of democracy to remedy the worst pillaging of regular Americans by financial elites since the 1920s.

Let Wall Street Beware a Risen People

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

No one can know where the wind will blow. The protests which are spreading are so far thin in numbers, organization and outreach. But sometimes the wind blows sparks.

Need Your Ideas Regarding Serious Improvements to Fed Web Sites

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is that Fed workers are seriously interested in better customer service, etc, via their web ops. I've worked with these folks for years...

Biggest Debt Deal Losers: Public Servants and the American People

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

In an already struggling economy, government employees are going to have to serve more people with fewer and fewer resources. Can public servants find a silver lining by using budget cuts to streamline the government operations?

Time for a More Open and Honest Government

Sheila Simon | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

Hot dogs, hamburgers and reform. That's what I'm looking forward to this summer holiday season. The conviction of our former governor should cause us to fire up our demand for better government.

What's in a Name? Open Gov and Good Gov

Beth Simone Noveck | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Beth Simone Noveck

Putting the cabinet secretary's schedule up online does little to produce greater accountability or better government. At least there's no empirical evidence to suggest that it does.

Federal Consolidation Comes With Risks

Max Stier | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

At the recent Gridiron roast for politicians and journalists, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius jokingly suggested moving the Tran...

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Overlooked SOTU Promise To Reorganize The Gov't

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most overlooked but potentially significant proposals in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night wa...

Expertnet - public/private engagement for results

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Turns out, the folks in Washington have been increasingly working with the private sector to run things more effectively, providing better return for ...

California is Different and a 2011 Harbinger

Lenny Mendonca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lenny Mendonca

There has already been, and will be much more written in the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections. Behind the many plot lines that played out at the na...