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Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys Cash Out On Job Half Done

Earlier this month we learned that North Dakota U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon would be leaving his post early to take a job in the private sector. Now South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney, Brendan Johnson, is doing the same.  According to the Associated Press, both men are going to be joining Robins Kaplan LLP, a Minneapolis based law...

Obama Calls on Silicon Valley to Help Thwart Cyber Attacks

(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. But he told the private sector it must do more to stop cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. every day. “Everybody is online, and everybody is vulnerable,” Obama said during…

Obama's Big Cybersecurity Order Is Meh 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The president signed an executive order today to bulk up the federal government's cybersecurity efforts. It focuses on creating ways for the private sector to share threat information with the government. Unfortunately, it may do more to further jeopardize consumer privacy than it will to effectively minimize cyberthreats. Read more...

Nations Defined by Agreement Rather Than Geography: Is This the Next Major Social Phenomenon?

Why should you or I have to wait until enough Republicans or Democrats join us in a majority for us to get done anything we think wise? Why don't we just get together with like-minded people and do it ourselves in the private sector? It is 2015, not 1015. Show More Summary

ICICI Bank Brings PayWave NFC Cards For Contactless Payments

ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank launched NFC enabled credit and debit cards that facilitates speedy contactless payments. ICICI is the first bank in the country to do so. With these NFC enabled cards, consumers can just...Show More Summary

On #GivingTuesday, Help #EndHunger

More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every night, but the world doesn’t have to be this way.  Ending extreme poverty and hunger is achievable, but we can’t do it alone.  We need academia, civil society, the private sector, and you to help make it happen.

Tristram Hunt is right: private schools do need to do more for the state sector

Please can we give Tristram Hunt a break? I’m right behind him when it comes to getting private schools to share their largesse with the state sector, and I mean,… Continue reading The post Tristram Hunt is right: private schools do need to do more for the state sector appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Are You Sweeping Big Data Privacy Under the Carpet? 5 Things to Do Instead

In my Social Shake-Up presentation this fall, I talked about the idea that big data privacy is caught in this tug-of-war between consumers, constituents, and the private and public sectors. There’s no question that we all play multiple...Show More Summary

Why is the Forest Service Restricting Photography in Wilderness Areas?

My love of an intrusive federal government is well-known. I think government can indeed do most things better than the private sector. But that doesn’t mean that government is perfect. Far from it. I was hoping that the FDA’s attempts to restrict raw milk cheese imports was the stupidest regulatory standard I would hear of […]

Tesla Gigafactory: Nevada Makes Its Choice

In the context of economic development programs, governments do invest in businesses and do routinely try to pick the winners in the private sector. This is not because government decisions are clairvoyant or fair. It is because governments have no choice but to make those decisions. read more

Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

Ukraine doesn’t need Russia to take it down—Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private gas producers and promises to irreparably cripple new investment in the energy sector at a time when reform and outside investment were the country’s only hope.

When bureaucracies run health care

When they do we see scandals like the VA.  What the left will tell you is that’s an exception.  That the government can run health care vastly better than the private sector because it knows how to control costs. For example: NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because [...]

U.N.: Governments Coerce Companies to Do Their Surveillance Bidding

8 months agoNews : Reason

The United Nations' (U.N.) human rights office released a report today blasting the growing "de facto coercion of private sector companies" to do governments' surveillance bidding.  From the report:  There is strong evidence of a growing...Show More Summary

Shock: Local Governments Spend More than Private Sector on Lobbying Lawmakers

Local governments paying tax money to lobbyists to influence state lawmakers is so rampant that they now spend more on lobbying fees than do pharmaceutical companies, health care companies, and banks. According to the San Bernadino Sun, government-on-government lobbying is the most prevalent form of lobbying in the California state Legislature. Show More Summary

Companions in distress? Why Ofsted should keep its nose out of the private sector

The news that Ofsted has plans to take over the inspection of independent schools is extraordinarily sinister. Why do this? UK independent schools are ranked as the best in the world. Ofsted may be a brilliant organisation, but no-one can say that after years in control it has managed to make English state education the [...]

New App to Help Reduce Food Waste

9 months agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Do you know what makes us crazier than not having enough food? Wasting it! Waste isn't just happening on a private level; it is happening by the ton in the public sector, and it's horrifying. 

Apple's New Green Manifesto: Renewable Energy Is Ready to Become Mainstream

With the launch of Apple's new environmental initiative, the world is once again buzzing with comments, critique and speculation on what the world's biggest brand is doing. Apple's bold move is an impetus for the private sector to move in the same direction. Show More Summary

Calvert Investment Management's Natalie Trunow: Worries; Meager Income Growth, Housing Slowing

By Harlan Levy: Natalie Trunow is senior vice president and chief investment officer, equities at Maryland-based Calvert Investment Management. Harlan Levy: What do the March surge in new private sector jobs and the lackluster performance...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative Advances Government, Private Sector, and Philanthropic Investment in Human Capital

Can you do good and do well? This is the driving question for impact investors - those who want their dollars to both provide a reasonable return on their investment and make the world a better place. By some estimates, in the next 30 years, there will be as much as $6 trillion of private money looking to be deployed in this way. Show More Summary

NASA Moves to the Cloud

Kathleen Hickey of GCN.com reports, “NASA’s OpenNEX is one of the latest federal research projects moving to the cloud to improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors. In doing so, the space agency is using Amazon...Show More Summary

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