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Activist filter: What is the cause with the most leverage/greatest need?

One day I googled "what is the most effective way to help the world" and found a link that told me to "identify a cause with lots of leverage".
posted by defmute on Oct 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Reputable, informative sources regarding South Sudan

I'm looking for news sources, reports written by reputable NGOs, detailed maps, long-form magazine articles regarding newsworthy events and other general info on the current state of politics, economics, stability and other issues of geopolitical interest related to South Sudan. I would like to dedicate approximately one or two full working days to informing myself about the past 10-15 years of history and the current state of the country.
posted by thewalrus on Sep 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Do global markets promote global peace?

I am interested in conducting some preliminary research on this topic and am looking for the key thinkers and arguments on either side of this debate. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Feb 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Left counterparts to ALEC?

What are US Left counterparts to ALEC? I mean this ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Any national or state organization that coordinates efforts in multiple jurisdictions would interest me. Actually, I would be interested in non-US examples too.
posted by univac on Oct 7, 2012 - 6 answers

The UK Rump State

What would be the future of the British state without Scotland? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Jan 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Externalities and government intervention

Do externalities (political or economic) necessarily constitute a market failure and thereby justify government intervention?
posted by espada0 on Dec 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations?

Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

A 1 percent for your thoughts.

How much money do you have to make to be in "the top 1 percent", in world terms? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Oct 14, 2011 - 25 answers

I want to wring the science out of the dismal science.

I want to understand economic policy better, but I'm looking for a source that takes a specific type of approach. Help me find it, assuming it exists. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Sep 30, 2011 - 7 answers

The Economics of Scientific Research

What studies and books are there about the economics of scientific research? I'm interested in a few questions including does giving out grants to University based researchers produce more startups and more highly regarded refereed papers than institutions like NIH or CSIRO? The only book I know of that looks at this is the book The Economic Laws of Scientific Research which looks interesting but is also described as a polemic. [more inside]
posted by sien on May 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me understand the way the world works!

I follow politics and current events, especially international politics, fanatically. I know next to nothing about economic systems, philosophy (particularly political philosophy), sociology, and other basics of social science that could be useful when trying to make sense of the world, though. I would like to change this. [more inside]
posted by dcheeno on Apr 13, 2011 - 25 answers

Economics for Dummies

How much does the corporate tax rate really affect jobs? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me find this "skeptic Marxist"

Help me find the name of this "Marxist Sceptic" thinker. I remember reading on aldaily.com within the last few months about a Marxist thinker who essentially came to the conclusion that though desirable, no socialist system of government would exist in the immediate future. I'm not sure if it was an obituary or something else.
posted by atrazine on Aug 20, 2010 - 3 answers

My Military Industrial Complex

Help me get my head around the rationale or philosophy behind the budget for the U.S. Department of Defense. According to my rough numbers, it is more than 10 times that of the Department of Education. What is the justification / business case? Jobs? DARPA? China? I don't get it. Please enlighten me.
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 8, 2010 - 42 answers

What Does The Word SLACKER Mean To You?

Do-Gooder Needs Help With Amusing Slackronym! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Nov 1, 2009 - 21 answers

Is there anything that conservatives think WON'T benefit from the market?

Examples of anything that conservatives DON'T think would benefit from the free market? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Sep 13, 2009 - 35 answers

Atlas Scowled Mightily

What single book presents the most forceful argument against both Randian Objectivism and the libertarian political philosophy that presents itself (in some ways, at least) as having followed naturally from Rand's ideas? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on May 11, 2009 - 28 answers

What book to get him?

Christmas gift: what non-fiction political or economic book should I get for my liberal intellectual brother? [more inside]
posted by naju on Dec 7, 2008 - 24 answers

Latin American Geopolitics

Help me learn more about recent/current Latin American geopolitical turmoil. [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Jul 18, 2008 - 11 answers

How can income stratification in the US be changed?

How can income stratification in the US be changed? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 17, 2006 - 33 answers

What would happen if the "blue states" seceded?

I was looking at a spoof map showing the 'United States of Canada' and 'Jesusland'. In it, the 'blue' states were now part of Canada, and the 'red' states were what's left of the US. With the increasing divide between the two sides, what would happen if those 'blue' states seceded somehow. Don't they represent most of the economic prosperity in this country? And what does that fact say about the this country?

(I know this is not possible, but it is interesting to look at the relationship between economics and political leaning.)
posted by eas98 on Nov 5, 2004 - 27 answers

What can I read or watch to understand the political right or neo-liberalism?

What can I read or watch to understand the political right or neo-liberalism? [MI] [more inside]
posted by BugsPotter on Aug 8, 2004 - 6 answers

Basing a political affiliation on factual evidence

Can one choose a political affiliation based on factual evidence (especially in the economic realm)? [MI] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 18, 2004 - 18 answers

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