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I can haz policy?

So, I’m applying for an amazing-sounding job with an organization that works to create peace and address the root causes of violence against women internationally. They want a sample of policy writing, but I haven’t done any! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Public policy organizations in Boston?

What are some socially progressive public policy organizations in the Boston area? Bonus points if they might have internships for an MPP student this summer. Asking for a friend who is not a Boston native but is moving there for the summer and doesn't have great networking contacts. [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Feb 28, 2010 - 5 answers

A site showing health insurance reform talking points, counterpoints, countercounterpoints?

Where can I find a concise health insurance reform argument-counterargument-countercounterargument talking point "tree"? e.g. my congressman, TM(R) says "you should be able to buy insurance from out of state..."; but Ezra Klein says that would yield a Race to the Bottom, like with credit card cos. TM says "...like we already do with auto insurance"; but an E.K. commenter says that with car insurance, the insurer must obey the insuree's state regs. (is this true?) So, do all of these exist in a boiled-down form somewhere? Basically, I'm looking for a site that sheds light on health insurance talking points the way skepticalscience.com does for climate.
posted by ahaynes on Feb 25, 2010 - 2 answers

International Affairs Jobs In Boston?

Does Boston Have Jobs In Foreign Policy, International Security, And/Or International Development? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Is my new tardiness policy fair?

I am seeking feedback on the fairness of a new tardiness policy I instituted at my company. I own an IT services firm that also has a retail storefront (the more traditional computer repair shop model). We have had a situation with chronic tardiness, to the point where on a recent Saturday, at three minutes before opening, I was the only one there (whereas four people were scheduled that day). I have now instituted what I believed to be a fair and generous policy, and some don't like it as they say it is too strict. Please read on for the policy... [more inside]
posted by titans13 on Nov 28, 2009 - 62 answers

Negotiating patient/family rights at an ultrasound facility

Is there a medical or technical reason an ultrasound facility would specify that only one person can accompany the pregnant person during the ultrasound? (And if it turns out we must follow this policy, how could the third parent observe the ultrasound from the waiting room?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 9 answers

What to do with forgotten flash drives?

For those of you who work in computer labs, what is your policy for dealing with flash drives that have been forgotten by a student? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 26 answers

What can my health insurance company do with this information?

I want to consult a doctor about some possible health problems, but I don't want my insurance company to know about it. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Are shops allowed to add a fee for paying by credit card instead of cash?

Does it go against Visa / MasterCard / etc. policy for a retail store, such as a restaurant or coffee shop, to add a charge to your order if you use credit rather than paying by cash? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jul 15, 2009 - 28 answers

Your thoughts on privacy certification?

When considering a sites privacy certification would it bother you if it was from eTrust or do you much prefer TRUSTe? or would you be happy with either?
posted by jakubsnm on Jul 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Health insurance for all? Is that a good thing? What can I do to help?

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]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Show me evidence that laws alter the normative landscape of society.

I am looking for evidence / examples to support the concept that laws affect the moral / cultural landscape of society. [more inside]
posted by atmosphere on Apr 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Writings about pairs of adjacent neighborhoods?

Urban Planning/Theory Filter: I am looking for writings, preferably available online, about the relationships of adjacent neighborhoods over time. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Apr 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me find good interactive maps

What interactive maps have you seen that do a particularly good job illustrating an issue? I'm thinking about trying to put one together to illustrate a project I've been working on, which is loosely about policy changes, and I can't believe no one's done this before. This, from Newsweek, kinda gets it ... but I'm looking for other ideas.
posted by janet lynn on Mar 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Policy monitoring for families with kids with special needs

In search of website, blogs, etc that keep up with federal and state (specifically NC) policies that affect families with children with developmental and physical disabilities? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 20, 2009 - 0 answers

Dine and Punishment

What happens if you eat at a restaurant and then can't pay the bill? I'm looking for experienced answers from people that know better, not conjectures. [more inside]
posted by fucker on Feb 17, 2009 - 39 answers

Do I accept a Greenpeace Internship? But first, $4000 More Student Debt!

I'm an Environmental Policy & Planning Major (3rd year). I've been applying to internships over the past weeks for Spring and Summer positions. Great news: I've already been accepted to Greenpeace's "Organizing Term" and I have two other positions I will soon hear a yes/no on for Spring. Bad News: The Greenpeace Organizing Term program will cost me $4000. The program itself is an intensive mix of activities, virtually on a full-time basis (for 2 months of summer, out of 3), including classroom trainings, expeditions to other states (as well as another country for meeting with other international activists), media trainings, and some readings. All of it is included with the cost (including flight/transport/food for a week). What to do? (More in the extended explanation): [more inside]
posted by Risiko on Feb 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Design + policy + communications: what colour is my parachute?

Graphic Designers / Commercial Artists, Social Policy People, PR/Communications Professionals: where do your professions overlap? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Debate tournament tips

How to win a high-level policy debate tournament? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jan 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me recession-proof my future, post-college life.

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate college, and the recession is freaking me out. I know there's no right or wrong answer to which course my life should take, but I need help focusing on realistic skills and places to live that I should be considering. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 7, 2009 - 20 answers

How effective is the government at regulating the economy?

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]
posted by meta.mark on Nov 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Party On! The finer points of term life insurance policies

Life-Insurance-Filter (again): There have been some good threads in the past on understanding/buying life insurance, but I wanted to get a bit more specific this time around. [more inside]
posted by brandman on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

"If you can just get your mind together..."

With all the talk surrounding Sarah Palin's apparent relative lack of foreign policy knowledge and experience, just how important have those factors been historically when it comes to governors serving as president or VP? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Sep 10, 2008 - 17 answers

McCain vs Obama website

Website that compares McCain and Obama's policies in a non-biased way with references/sources?
posted by paulinsanjuan on Aug 22, 2008 - 8 answers

I give good brief, baby.

How do I give good briefings? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Aug 22, 2008 - 6 answers

How to Improve My Grad School Chances

Is there anything I can do to help myself get into grad school (PhD, political science/international relate) between now and January? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Tell me what to read so I can understand international relations.

I'm looking for a book that can summarize/explain different schools of thought in international relations/foreign policy. [more inside]
posted by dismas on Jul 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Best conferences for technology law and policy?

What are the most interesting conferences related to technology/Internet law or policy? You can include things that are tangentially related but would still be very helpful or cool to attend for someone interested in this area (e.g. Defcon).
posted by Malad on Apr 2, 2008 - 2 answers

The future of government

How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
posted by baggymp on Mar 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Anyone have a sample written, formal (corporate) backup procedure?

Anyone have a sample written, formal (corporate) backup procedure? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Mar 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Unilateral Presidential power for low-carbon initiatives?

A question about Presidential power -- specifically, for the implementation of carbon reduction initiatives including a cap-and-trade system. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Nov 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Phd in Social Work and public policy?

What are the best social/public policy Phd programs in the country? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Oct 10, 2007 - 4 answers

A sure MIIS.

What can you tell me about the Monterey Institute of International Studies? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Oct 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Do you have a policy for how you acknowledge people you pass in the corridor at work?

You work in a single level building with approx 150 people. You move around the building to get coffee, grab lunch etc. You pass people you don't know but recognize in the corridors. What is your policy for acknowledging these people? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family on Sep 19, 2007 - 30 answers

You ever do a google search for "iMac fan"? Yeah. Pointless.

So I just got the newest iMac today (the one that was announced last week). After 4 hours or so of use the fan has kicked on in a most noisy way and it won't shut down. Restarting does nothing. Take time to let it cool. Restart. Just more fan. So...anyone got a "here-n-now" fix or do I take it back to the store in the morning?
posted by sourwookie on Aug 15, 2007 - 15 answers

Taxed Twice: will I have to pay a fine?

Is the IRS going to penalise me for filing late from a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Jun 18, 2007 - 11 answers

What are the best recent articles on immigration?

Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
posted by josh on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 answers

How to know if two proportions are statistically significant?

How do I determine whether the difference between two or more proportions is significant? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Mar 16, 2007 - 7 answers

What is required for "ethics consulting"?

I hear that sometimes businesses and other institutions hire "ethics consultants". Does anyone know anything about getting into ethics consulting or the actual day-to-day activities in ethics consulting? If not, has anyone seen an ethics consultant in action at a company? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Policy Analyst getting low-balled?

What salary should a policy analyst working for a non-profit research institute in D.C. expect? [more inside]
posted by divka on Sep 5, 2006 - 1 answer

Looking for an "easy" graduate school program to get a Masters degree (and change the world)

I need a masters degree to build credibility and transition from the financial services industry to working in educational services/public policy...but, financial services will go nicely with my goal to offer practical curriculum in schools (dealing with the all too often ignored topics of financial & character based education). [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Aug 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Visas - What Are They Good For?!

What's the point of a visa? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 15, 2006 - 21 answers

I don't want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.

Labor, Vacation and an Unreasonable Policy. I need help figuring out how to strike an acceptable live/work balance when my company's "policy" is designed to crush my soul. [more inside]
posted by cior on May 10, 2006 - 47 answers

Anti- Net Neutrality Overseas?

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...
posted by psususe on Apr 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Minimalist Acceptable Use Policy?

My company does not have a computer acceptable use policy. What is the bare minimum? [more inside]
posted by Roach on Apr 24, 2006 - 27 answers

Monetary Policy and Me

I'm not afraid of bird flu. I'm afraid of waking up broke one day. How do I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Mar 20, 2006 - 19 answers

Insurance policy for cameras and laptops?

Camera & Laptop insurance? I came across a thread that begins to answer my question, but doesn't quite provide a solution. My renters insurance will not allow me a rider to cover personal property outside my home, so I'm looking to buy a policy that will cover only my gear in the event of theft or damage. Recommendations for a specific agency or policy would be very welcome. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Mar 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Password expiration best practices?

Is there an "industry standard" for password expiration periods? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Feb 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Urban planning jobs in developing areas?

Help me combine my interests in Latin America, urban planning, and not being unemployed. [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on Feb 23, 2006 - 10 answers

What is the official Democratic policy on Iraq?

What is the Democratic Party's official stance on the future of Iraq? If we were in power right now, what would we be doing differently? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 4, 2006 - 12 answers

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