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David Morris, Vice President, Institute for Local Self Reliance

david morris"America is the richest country on earth, measured in per capita income, but the way we spend our money makes us one of the poorer," writes David Morris.  He points out that the United States is the only advanced economy that lacks guaranteed paid vacation, sick leave, and maternity leave, that fails to assure its citizens health care and provide preschool programs for its children, and that pays a small fraction of wages for such a short time to its unemployed workers.  How does European countries' shared prosperity affect their competitiveness, productivity, and trade balances?  Find out by reading Morris' article.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 August 2011 09:24


MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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