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Public Sector Procurement Deters Innovation

Public Sector Procurement Deters Innovation

Government & Politics

I recently met the CEO of a dynamic small company in a technology sector. He had some great ideas and was actively working with a large company on an open... read more

data protection

What Effect Could Data Protection Law Changes Have on your Business?

Government & Politics

By the end of this year, the Council of the European Union intends to ratify several changes to data protection laws, replacing the EU Data Protection Directive issued in 1995.... read more

SupplierPay: What Does it Mean for the American Economy?

SupplierPay: What Does it Mean for the American Economy?

Government & Politics

When President Obama announced the SupplierPay initiative in July, the news was met with little fanfare. The White House put out a statement—which media outlets largely repurposed without taking a closer... read more

Is The Supreme Court Cellphone Decision A Bad Decision?

Is The Supreme Court Cellphone Decision A Bad Decision?

Government & Politics

The Supreme Court decision on cellphones, Riley versus California, may seem like an open and shut case because the Court unanimously found that when a person is arrested a cellphone... read more

Stopping ‘Weapons of Mass Perfection’: A Dad Heads to Capitol Hill

Stopping ‘Weapons of Mass Perfection’: A Dad Heads to Capitol Hill

Government & Politics

Over 20,000 sign petition to stop extreme photoshopping of ads One of the first lessons parents teach their kids is honesty, especially when it comes to their individuality. That lesson... read more

Nonprofits, Data Privacy and Capitol Hill

Nonprofits, Data Privacy and Capitol Hill

Government & Politics

Are you following the discussions on consumer data privacy and big data? If you aren’t, and you are in the fundraising business, then you should. Whether the issue is identity... read more

Your Data is Exposed! 3 Things You Need to Understand About Privacy

Your Data is Exposed! 3 Things You Need to Understand About Privacy

Government & Politics

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Privacy is simply a Fairy Tale. There is no such thing as privacy. When you send an email or write a private message, there’s an expectation that we have privacy.... read more

Climate Heating up for Midterm Election Ads

Climate Heating up for Midterm Election Ads

Government & Politics

(NextGen image) Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Stayer is trending on television after announcing plans to fund his super PAC, NextGen climate, with $100 million. The group plans to back... read more

Local Media Coverage and Why People Vote the Way They Do

Local Media Coverage and Why People Vote the Way They Do

Government & Politics

In Thomas Baldino’s of Wilkes University’s review of  Andrew Gelman’s Red State, Blue State, Rich State, PoorState: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do, he summarizes that a voting paradox “is... read more

Smarter-Spending Solutions for State and Local Governments

Smarter-Spending Solutions for State and Local Governments

Government & Politics

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control... read more

The Pentagon Spends More on War Than All 50 States Combined Spend on Health, Education, Welfare, and Safety

The Pentagon Spends More on War Than All 50 States Combined Spend on Health, Education, Welfare, and Safety

Government & Politics

I realize that the US is a big country and it has a lot of land that it needs to defend, but that seems like an unbelievable figure, doesn’t it?... read more

Bureaucratic Bloat and Entrepreneurship

Bureaucratic Bloat and Entrepreneurship

Government & Politics

When asked his reason for robbing banks, Willy Sutton said, “That’s where the money is.” Right now our exponentially increasing federal government bureaucracy is where the money is and it worries the... read more

Over 40% of the World’s Population Will Vote in 2014

Over 40% of the World’s Population Will Vote in 2014

Government & Politics

A few days ago in a post about global museum attendance, I mentioned that there were going to be a number of people voting across the world this year. In... read more

Is This the Accidental End of Marriage, Capitalism and Religion?

Is This the Accidental End of Marriage, Capitalism and Religion?

Government & Politics

What if the next big thing really isn’t a thing at all? What if it’s a way? And what if this way doesn’t bring neatly folded answers but rather a... read more

France’s 75% Tax on Millionaires is Not What You Think

France’s 75% Tax on Millionaires is Not What You Think

Government & Politics

Almost two years ago now, there was a big hullabaloo because France proposed a 75% tax on millionaires. Some folks were really upset that millionaires were going to have to... read more