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Growth is Not Enough

Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country’s wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. 

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Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality

Leading development economist Angus Deaton explores the patterns behind the health and wealth of nations in our hugely unequal world, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind.

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Health Revolution: Innovative Prescriptions For Change

Two self-made business moguls and one millennial disruptor are leveraging their success and influence to reverse the trend of declining health. What role should government play in limiting unhealthy food and lifestyle choices? How can corporations be more accountable for the products they offer, and what is the individual’s responsibility?

#video #Health Care #women #government

Largest ever wave energy farm approved

The world’s largest commercial wave energy farm is to be built off the coast of Scotland after the government approved proposals.

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Google Glass Causing Congressional Privacy Concerns

Eight Congress members are questioning how Google Glass would impact the privacy of the “average American.”

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Future of Public Television

This week on the Communicators, Patrick Butler, Association of Public Television Stations President and CEO talks about how public television officials view federal spending cutbacks and the future of public television.

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Evaluating the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 

The U.S. government supports programs to combat global HIV/AIDS through an initiative that is known as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This initiative was originally authorized in the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 and focused on an emergency response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic to deliver lifesaving care and treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with the highest burdens of disease. It was subsequently reauthorized in the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (the Lantos-Hyde Act).

Evaluation of PEPFAR makes recommendations for improving the U.S. government’s bilateral programs as part of the U.S. response to global HIV/AIDS. The overall aim of this evaluation is a forward-looking approach to track and anticipate the evolution of the U.S. response to global HIV to be positioned to inform the ability of the U.S. government to address key issues under consideration at the time of the report release.

#video #Health Care #politics #government #policy #medicine

How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America.

Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy. As social networking and smart phones have changed the way we communicate with one another, these technologies are also changing our relationship with government.

Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Citizenville is the first book by Lieutenant Governor Newsom. He broke new ground as the mayor of San Francisco, one of the most high-tech, experimental, and progressive municipalities in the nation. But when Newsom’s tenure as mayor began, he found that San Francisco was behind the likes of Estonia and South Korea in terms of digital governance. Newsom’s quest to modernize one of America’s most modern cities—and the amazing results he achieves—form the backbone of this far-reaching book.

#video #digital #government #technology #politics #books

Inventing the American presidency

When the founders of the United States gathered to create the foundations of the country, they decided on three branches of government, with a president central to the executive branch. Kenneth C. Davis explains why this decision was not necessarily inevitable and what variables were up for debate.

#video #government #politics #history
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