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Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Public Sector Innovation Journal: Special Democracy Issue

Here's a resource I didn't know about:

Public Sector Innovation Journal, all issues
Special Democracy Issue

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At 8:21 AM, Anonymous charlie said...

Some links for you, not on topic:

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Richard Layman said...


wrt the second, I haven't looked at it yet, but I imagine it's about "social impact bonds" based on the URL.

German Marshall Fund had a webinar on that last week, which I missed. (Haven't checked yet to see if it's archived.)

I don't have a great mind for the nuances of high level economics, so I don't understand the purpose. I guess it's a form of tax increment financing where savings get monetized and benefit the investor.

I guess it's just because of the public sector's desperation for financing. But it seems weird to me to monetize that kind of stuff.

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous charlie said...

well it goes to your point say investing 5B EOTR in "social services" would save DC 20B over 10 years.

Not that it would work -- the pathologies are too deep and the DC government is not is position to re-invent the black family. That being said not dissimilar to what happened in singapore.


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