I started volunteering for a group that advocates for a revenue neutral carbon tax. Their main strategies for trying to achieve this goal are: 1) develop relationships with members of congress ("we're betting the ranch on relationships" is one of their unofficial slogans) 2) write letters to the editor and 3) get lots of people to write letters to their congressmen. Is this an effective approach? If not what else could we be doing? Thanks everybody and happy Earth Day! [more inside]
I just landed a really exciting position as a policy analyst/lobbyist for a non-profit which does work I believe in. I want to hit the ground running. What do I need to know? (Difficulty level: I have never worked in policy/lobbying before.) [more inside]
I work in state government and my position may soon shift to policy analysis, which would include writing and revising policies, procedures, and regulations. I have plenty of experience researching regulations, but not as much in the areas of writing and revising. Can anyone recommend any resources (books or websites) which may be helpful for this type of writing? Thank you! [more inside]
I recently accepted an offer for a spot in a full time MPP program from a very decent, non-Ivy school. My funding (per an assistantship or researcher position) reduces the total tuition to approximately $3000, and the program provides an allowance for an unpaid or poorly paid summer internship. I have enough money saved to avoid going into debt if I work part time. I want to offset the opportunity costs of two years outside of work by making myself as employable as possible. [more inside]
How do investment banks, specifically initial public offerings, affect government policy and vice versa?
What are specific examples of societies/cities/etc. going through a rough period and then emerging due to certain policies/practices being put into place? [more inside]
So, I saw Howard Dean on the Colbert Report last night. Please help me with some specific action steps regarding health care and the future of the USA. [more inside]
With the assumption that the government is ineffective at influencing the economy through monetary/fiscal policy and also economic bailouts and packages, what evidence exists? [more inside]
How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
What can you tell me about the Monterey Institute of International Studies? [more inside]
Is the IRS going to penalise me for filing late from a foreign country? [more inside]
I am doing research for a paper and need to understand whethere or not there is an anti-net neutrality movement (most likely led by the telcos) in Europe and Asia like there is here in the US. Anyone heard anything? Cannot find anything on Google...